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"Turn left, 200 feet," 
the mechanical female voice 
intones. If you miss the exit 
she's referring to, the worst 
you might get is a dry, 

The way to God isn't that 
simple. There's no GPS to 
tell you what career to pick,or 
if you should go on a mis- 
sions trip. You can't highlight 
a bright yellow route through 
life like roads on a map. 

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There aren't any street signs 
or flashing red lights. 

The way doesn't refer to 
two divergent paths in a 
yellow wood. In fact, the 
phrase "the way" usually re- 
fers to how we do something. 
As Rihanna sang, "I love the 
way you lie." 

God's doesn't give turn by 
turn directions. He doesn't tell 
you what to do at all. 

Rather, God tells you 
how to live. He doesn't adopt 
a bored voice and say, "Go 
to graduate school, 2 years." 
There are no turn by turn 
directions, only relationship. 
By knowing him, you know 
where to go. He is the way. 
In the same way that it would 
make no sense to talk to your 
GPS, it makes no sense to 
only ask God for directions. 


Aunt Connie was the one who started it all. When Wil- 
liam Greiner was just a little boy, his aunt invited him over to 
her house, and began to introduce him to drawing and painting. 
As his love of art grew, he began taking Saturday trips to the 
Art Institute in Chicago, spending the whole day alone, walking 
through admiring the work. 

"It's just in him," his wife Kathy explained. "It's a part of 

Though he enjoyed music, even to the point of touring 
locally in a rock band-big bushy hair and all- painting had his 
heart. Art, however, was a dubious profession during the years 
that Bill was growing up. His father encouraged him to work in 
a Caterpillar factory in his hometown of Peoria, and for a few 
years he did. 

"It was like trying to fit a round peg in a square hole," 
Kathy said. "He said, 1 thought I was going to go crazy!'" Bill 
confronted his father, explaining that he had to pursue a career 
in art, entering a MFA program soon after. The opposition forti- 
fied his decision. 

Having escaped the factory, he opened Rivervp 
lery, where he specialized in custom framing for ciiefTt§such as 
Amy Grant and Peter Max. He began wojjii^aroiivet n^ 
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-h^hown through. "He's such 
a good man. He's the best 
Christian person I've met in 
my whole life. He's so genu- 

ine," Kathy said. "I don't know a single woman in this world who 
would think any more about their husband than I do. I wouldn't 
trade him for anything; he's the best." 

His life seems to have come in a full circle since those 
early days of wandering through the Art Institute. Now, he's the 
one featured on the walls. "When we first started dating, he sal 
Tm going to take you to the Art Institute and introduce you to all| 
my friends," Kathy said, beaming at the memory. "And he did! I 
got my own personal tour with him." 

JJe couple also enjoys touring the countryjj^ving take 

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grandkids. "He carTbamy silly and^layfat7n<athy explained 
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bers how his aunt helpedjiim ouUtit4i^'t been for her, he 
wouldn't have gotten a wlwiol:^encouragement from any- 
body else, because it just wasn't the thing to do," she said. 

Bill Greiner's dedication to his students, his stunning 
landscape paintings, and his wife's testimony are a manifesta- 
tion of a forecast his grandfather once made. "That kid's gonna 
make something of himself one of these days," he said. "He's 




TheiWay," is & particularly 
pngaging'theme for this edition 

f the Aurora. SThe years one 
sperids iri university life are filled 
With signposts} mile markers, 
and iandrtiarks designed to help 
pne find "|he way" forward to a 
career, allife o| significance, and 
personal julfillment. And yet, as 
^n irfdivicfual r^oves forward in 
life, f^e orjshe soon discovers that 
^her6 areino rcjadmaps. That can 
be frtistrdting. > If one follows a 
fnapi he or she can clearly see 
ihe tfvistsl and Iturns, the hills 
land valleys, tfie crowded places, 
jand fhe l^neiylstretches which 
extend out before him or her. 
But vi/ithopt a rjnap, the future 
|can seem uncertain and perhaps 

ven overwhelming. 

When the explorer Magellan 
made his voyage around the 
earth he did not have a map 
- he had pnly a compass and 
the stars to guide him. He was 
searching for a new sea-route to 
the Spice Islands. He thought 
the secret to the journey was to 

find a passageway around the 
southern tip of South America, 
the straits that would later bear 
his name. He assumed that just 
beyond the straits lay the islands. 
What he encountered instead 
was the vast expanse of the 
Pacific Ocean. 

Magellan's journey illustrates 
that there are no maps for 
the uncharted territory we call 
the future, for no one knows 
exactly what the future holds. 
It probably was a good thing 
Magellan didn't have a map - 
that he didn't know in advance 
all he was going to encounter on 
his journey. He might never have 

As we search for "the way" 
forward, we too must journey 
without a map. Yet, that need 
not discourage us for, even 
though we do not have a map, 
we are given a compass and a 
companion for the journey. The 
compass is the Word of God, 
which points consistently to 
the one true north, the Bright 



Morning Star. The needle seeks 
the Savior at every point of the 
journey; even if one does not 
know what comes next, he or she 
can still have a clear direction 
and a sense of confidence that 
if one stays true he or she will 

In addition to the compass, 
we also have a companion for 
the journey - one who walks with 
us and talks with us; one who 
carries our burdens when we 
cannot carry them alone. This 
companion knows the way and 
encourages us even in the dark 
places or the steep parts of the 
journey. God has provided his 
Holy Spirit to be with us each 
step of "the way." 

Let me encourage you to be 
bold as you look to the future. 
There is a way and His name is 
Jesus. Let your footsteps follow 
his and your tomorrows will be 
filled with significance. Live 
with confidence and enjoy your 




John C. Bowling 

University President 

Gregg Chenoweth 

Vice President for Academic Affairs 

Walter "Woody" Webb 

Vice President for Student Development 

Doug Perry 

Vice President for Finance 

Brian Ailen 

Vice President for Institutional Advancement 

Ryan Spittal 

Vice President for Graduate and Continuing Studies 


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Dr. John C. Bowling 


Mr. Dennis Williamson, 


Mrs. Karen Bontrager 

Dr. Gary Henecke 


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Mr. John Alexander 
Mr. Fred Hardy 
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Rev. Kendall Franklin 


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"Accept the things to which fate binds you, 
and love the people with whom fate brings 
you together, but do so with all your heart." 

► Marcus Aurelius 


His usual wrinkle-free button-up shirt 
is cerulean blue today, accented by a silver and 
black matching tie. His black pants have also 
been meticulously ironed, showing a crease 
that runs all the way down to his feet, where 
they fall perfectly in a little fold on top of his 

Dr. Kristian Veit's clothes are 
like a professional baptism of sorts: outward 
evidence of an inward change. He has become 
the professor of psychology students expect 
to see when they walk into a classroom. His 
delineation has not always been so clear, 

Most youngsters don't say they want 
to be Industrial Organizational Psychologists 
when they grow up, and Kristian Veit is no 
exception. Now, however, when he discusses 
the research he is conducting, he uses his 
hands and a pack of blue sticky notes to 
diagram abstract concepts in 3D space. You 
half expect him to start making explosion 
sounds with his mouth while he clobbers the 
sticky notes to represent the explanatory power 
of variables. "It's like a big statistical wrestling 
match," he explained, glancing up briefly from 
the battle he's enacting on his desk. 

The thrill of research comes from the 
dogged sniffing out of an answer, the intimate 
pursuit of truth. I've fallen in love with the 
process," he explained. "This whole process 
of finding a good question to test- ultimately 
you tell a story. Research is all about telling a 

"Part of me wants to close the door 
and just do research. I'm a little jealous of my 
state school colleagues, who have maybe 
one class to teach. I'd like to have all kinds of 
research going on. I wish I had more time for 
research, to get more people involved, to share 
the discovery and excitement with them," he 
said, smiling like a little kid caught with a cookie 
halfway into his mouth. 

Veit recently submitted a paper to 
the American Psychological Association in 
Orlando in conjunction with Dr. Bethany Mills 
which examined the relationship between how 
much students at Olivet text on their phones 
and how connected they are to the university. 

(They discovered a negative correlation. If 
that's Greek to you, make an appointment with 
Dr. Veit. You might even get to witness a sticky 
note attack.) 

While he was at the conference, he 
seized an opportunity to talk to the President 
for the Society of Industrial & Organizational 
Psychology about an idea that he had found 
not in a journal, but at home. "I was so tired, 
so worn out, anxious, and frustrated coming 
home from work that I couldn't contribute 
meaningfully to family life. I couldn't be the ideal 
dad," he said. "I was like, 'Should I try harder? 
Diet better? Pray more?" Only after he started 
talking to other dads did the scope of the 
problem reveal itself to him. 

The president told him, "I'd never 
thought of that, that's brilliant!" She might as 
well have thrown an entire tanker of oil onto Dr. 
Veit's flame. He pulled two all-nighters in a row 
this September to finish a paper about what 
came to be called 'Sunset Fatigue' in time for a 
deadline. He bounced around in his rolling chair 
in excitement as he talked, rapping his fingers 
on the desk, while the sticky notes cowered in 

Veit's attention, however, had 
shifted to a small rock, which he seemed 
to have pulled from his briefcase. It looked 
like it was plucked from a gravel driveway. 
"Somebody put a rock in my bag," he noted. 
He smiled into the air at the thought of which of 
his daughters- Kylie or Bailey- was the culprit. 
"They're teaching me a lot about life and God 
that I either don't know, or forgot. They're two of 
the best teachers I've ever had." 

Coming from a man who has 
invested a lot of time in higher education, that's 
quite the statement. It was during summers at 
Northern Illinois University while in pursuit of 
his Ph.D. that Veit was asked to lead a Bible 
study. What started as two people meeting in 
his apartment gradually grew to forty meeting in 
the church sanctuary for a lecture-format study. 
"One day I saw this red head in the pew, and 
noticed she was pretty. I met her later that night 
while we were having snacks," he said. 

When he challenged the group to 
run a half-marathon to improve their care of 



their bodies, he set a time and place for them to 
meet to start running. "Only one person showed 
up, and it was Beth," he said with a grin. "I 
think we ran eight miles. It was dark outside, 
and there was nothing to do but talk and enjoy 
the other's company." After they ran the half- 
marathon in downtown Chicago, he asked her 
out on a date, and a few weeks later they were 

They attended pre-engagement 
counseling before he asked her to marry him 
on May 8th, 2006. He smirked and cracked a 
psychology joke- "It's like informed consent!" 

They re-ran the Chicago half 
marathon on September 9th of this year to 
celebrate their anniversary. "It was the race 
that started everything," he explained. "We ran 
together the whole way." 

They're still running together, 
through every day at Olivet and every bout of 
Sunset Fatigue. Beth is an Assistant Resident 
Director in the Grand Apartments. The Veit 
family can be seen frequently eating in Ludwig 
or in some cases -thanks to Bailey- heard. 

Occasionally, Veit will break 
out his trumpet for his girls. "I play a mean 
Twinkle Twinkle Little Star," he said, cocking 
an eyebrow and suppressing a smile. What 
started in elementary school with an oxidized, 
twisted trumpet that "made the old ones nailed 
to the wall at Ruby Tuesday look good" slowly 
developed into a passion.Throughout high 
school and college, trumpet defined him. Once 
he hit graduate school, he realized he would 
have to choose between pursuing his Ph.D. or 
pursuing trumpet. "The Lord changed my heart; 
He laid it on my heart to put my trumpet down," 
he said. Three weeks later, he had taken up 
guitar and was leading worship at a church. 

"He made me into a researcher; 
he turned me from a trumpet player into a 
lead guitar player," he said wonderingly. If the 
clothes are any evidence, Dr. Veit has willingly 
submitted himself to the Lord's guidance. The 
trumpet is gone, replaced with Kylie, Bailey, 
Beth, and of course statistics. "You hear about 
water into wine stories," he said, "but it's weird 
to think that He might have done that with you." 

She's the first face 
^eenlupon entrance to the 
rpgislrar's office and this may 
very iveii be purposeful. Kelly 
\jVellqnreiter is the secretary of 
tpe registrar and does so with 
all of per signature personality 
^nd ^ clear passion for her 
b. Kelly said that her job is 
lot of nothing and a little 
it of everything. I have the 
est lob. I sit at the desk and 
ass put candy," she said 
hile gesturing to a bowl of 

J' lints on her desk. But she 
ownplays her vital role to 
tie registrar's. She is a multi- 
purpcjse employee, taking 
phonfe calls, directing students 
tb who they need to see, and 
Ifelpitjig students add and drop 
lassl "She's a hard worker," 
aid Darlene Swanson of the 
gislrar's office. "Most diligent 
worker I've ever seen." Her 
many duties and her work ethic 
make her indispensable to 

the workings of the registrar. 
"She's our pointguard," said 
Carol Reams, "when she's not 
here, we fall apart." 

Before beginning 
her work at the registrar on 
October 7th, 1992, she worked 
for the State in Public Aid. 
Kelly remarks that the change 
in occupations was a good one 
because as the receptionist for 
the registrar, she gets plenty 
of interaction, which she loves. 
And not just interaction with 
colleagues and faculty, but she 
says her favorite part of the 
job is the interaction she gets 
to have with students. And it's 
not just talk. She was offered 
a position handling transcripts, 
but this would mean much 
less interaction with students. 
She declined the position. "I 
would go nuts not being able 
to work with students," she 
said, shaking her head at the 
thought of compromising her 

favorite part of the job. 

With the recent ability 
for students to conduct much 
of their registration and class 
scheduling online, the traffic 
in the registrar office has 
lessened. However, there is 
no equivalent to interacting 
and getting help from Kelly. 
Her exuberant personality 
shines through as she makes 
conversation with students, 
full of good-natured laughter 
and a quick wit. She is 
passionate about students 
and is always more than 
willing to answer questions 
and help students through 
the process of registering 
for classes. After having the 
privilege of interacting with 
Kelly Wellenreiter, the candy 
and an enthusiastic greeting is 
only a perk when visiting the 
registrar's office. 




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Agnes Veld 

"I had a baby named 
after me," Kelsey McNulty said 
with a wide grin. She gained her 
namesal<e during her second 
summer in Ecuador, while 
worl<ing as a nurse at missions 
hospital. "It was really funny," 
she continued, "because half 
the family couldn't say the girl's 
name, because it's an English 

Though she didn't know 
the mother- one of her patients- 
before that, they invited her into 
their home and adopted her as 
part of the family. "That wouldn't 
happen in the States," Kelsey 
said. As their relationship grew, 
she realized that she had an 
opportunity to show God. She 
still prays for them and video 
calls, even in the midst of her 
senior year while finishing up 
Nursing and Spanish majors. 

Yet she'd have it no 
other way. Preparing her fourth 
missions trip- this time as the 
leader- to an orphanage in 
Honduras this spring break, 
Kelsey understands how 
consistent relationships can 
change lives. "I've seen the 
toll it takes when people come 
in every few months and then 
they leave," she explained. "I'm 
thankful for the opportunity God 
has given me to be some kind of 

stable relationship." 

She felt the call to be 
a long term medical missionary 
during her freshman year when 
she first went to Honduras. 
Having grown especially close 
to a little girl named Alicia, 
Kelsey's heart broke for the 
circumstances she was living 
in. "We had this huge mound of 
rice on the table, and we were 
sorting out little pebbles and 
bugs from the rice, because they 
didn't have any money so they 
bought chicken feed for the kids 
to feed them. The thing that got 
me the most is that usually they 
don't have people or time to sort 
it out," she said. 

Having been back 
every year since then, Kelsey 
is particularly excited about this 
year's trip, which will consist 
entirely of nursing students who 
will get credit for the Global 
Health class. "We really are a 
little nursing family," she said 
with a laugh. "We share prayer 
requests with each other, have 
devotionals all the time, and 
know what each other is going 

Relationships have 
served as the drumbeat that 
Kelsey walks to in pursuit of 
the way. She was a Resident 
Assistant her sophomore year, 

serves as a D-group leader, 
and particularly enjoys the 
friendships she makes through 
nursing. "I liked the idea that I 
could help people and use my 
brain at the same time," she 

To that end, she's 
hoping to spend a few years 
stateside bolstering her nursing 
and Spanish skills in order to be 
prepared for where God calls her 
next. "I just want to be obedient," 
she said. "I'm so thankful for the 
experiences that God has led me 
to and allowed me to have, and 
what he's leading me towards." 
Looking back on the last few 
years, Kelsey sees God's 
direction in each decision she's 
made. She's particularly grateful 
that she came to Olivet rather 
than a state school. "For me, it's 
just building you up spiritually 
and helping you develop habits 
to prepare you for ministry 
for the rest of your life," she 

Seeking God on a daily basis 
has radically changed Kelsey's 
life. "He will just shape your life," 
she explains. "You'll see how 
He did it all, and it's like, 'Wow, 
You're so good!'" 



He compares volleyball to 
chess. He saw the ocean for the 
first time last year. He once dressed 
up for Halloween as that "climbin 
in yo windows" Youtube guy. He 
enjoys using math to creatively solve 
problems. He is the second of five 
kidS; He is Matt Smith. 

I "I've lived in the same house 
my entire life," Matt said. "Three 
bedrooms, one bath- sometimes it can 
get kinda crazy, but somehow we've 
worked it out, and I love it." He picked 
Olivet partly because it is fairly close 
to his East Hills Crest home. "We'll go 
places together as a family," he said. 
He paused, then joked, "When I was a 
kid we would all go to the grocery store 

Not only does his family do 
stuff together, but they have a blast. 
"We're real close. We're real goofy. 
We have dinner as a family all the time 
and just laugh our heads off," he said. 
"We're probably weird to people but we 
love;it." I 

i Ever since surviving the frantic 
roommate search during orientation— 
a process he likens to speed 
datirjg— Matt found that same family 
atmosphere here at Olivet, where 
there's "always someone to play with, 
to hang out with." He explained, "I'm 
a perfectionist with my schoolwork, but 
this year, if there's people hanging out. 

I'm like- 1 gotta go!" 

As an Engineering major, he 
certainly has a full schedule, but enjoys 
the challenge. "I was always interested 
in math, but wanted to incorporate 
something more hands-on and 
creative," he said. "Engineering is more 
applied. It's like the word problems. 
You design something to meet the 
requirements of the problem." 

Busy as he is, homework is 
hardly what Matt will remember the 
most about college. From laughing 
at his roommate getting shot by a 
blow dart gun to playing intramurals 
(everything except baseball), Matt has 
squeezed as much juice out of his four 
years as possible. "I was just watching 
the blow-dart video the other day," he 
said, starting to laugh. "We were just 
cracking up and he was like screaming 
in pain, yelling for us to take it out!" 

He's made friends with all 
sorts of different groups of people on 
campus, partly because of volleyball. 
Since his freshman year he's played 
volleyball with the Women's Varsity 
team, summer camps, Hidden 
Cove leagues, and the Men's Club 
team. "It's stressful sometimes, but 
enjoyable," he said. "I put in a lot of 
hours, but it's for volleyball so it's fun!" 

During his freshman year, the 
Men's Club team went to nationals in 
Kentucky. "There were forty-two courts 



set up in this huge convention center, 
and I just loved it- wherever you looked 
there was volleyball happening," he 
said. Working with the women's team 
has allowed him to fulfill his dream of 
traveling. One particularly memorable 
trip was to a tournament in Daytona, 

Having always wanted to learn 
to surf, Matt spotted a surfboard rental 
shop. "I was like- this is my shot! I have 
to do this! I had the surfboard for about 
an hour, and probably was above the 
water for about three seconds total," 
he said, chuckling. He's determined, 
though, to learn the skill eventually. 
His love of water comes from summers 
spent at his grandparent's cottage on a 
small lake in Michigan. 

Though he would love to live 
near the water, perhaps in California, 
the adventure could only tempt him 
away from his family for so long. "I 
really love my family, and don't want 
to be far away from them," he said. 
Though he'll be graduating in May, 
Matt hopes his little sisters may 
someday come to Olivet. "I love the 
community," he said with a smile. 
"I know they would have a great 
experience here." 

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"Tl- e rooiword for passion is a 

.atin |vord tnat colnes from tlie word 'to suf- 

fer,'" f?aclie| Devirje explained, with a fierce 

jlint ir^ lier eyes, "to be passionate about 

jomeihing lleraliyi means to suffer." Of 

9very|hing that sfi^ could ask God for, suf- 

i i i 
^ering is wh|t Rachel has chosen to request. 

As a social work major and avid 
orld Iravel^ Rafhel has witnessed bitter 
buffering in places! as isolated as an orphan- 
age inl Romania ai|d as populated as the 
street:; of Cambodia. She's hung out with 
girls freed frpm sek trafficking and seen the 
leighis the gospel has released them to. 
HoWeverl her resolve to spread 
hnst is relatively new. A year ago, she 
ould have isaid tt|at the saving the world 
eally peedg is edi|cation, health care, clean 
ater| and alternajive income— solutions 
tangible rjeeds. "I struggled last year with 
atingjithe cfiurch and hating missionaries, 
nd I Ivas very anii-gospel," she explained, 
he njore Rachel realized how much can 
DO done wit|out God, the more she doubted 

Wilh that mindset, Rachel went to 
<enya last summer to work with a secular 
numamtariah orgafiization called Free the 
Children. "The miriute I got there I was just 

completely slapped in the face, basically," 
she said. "I was just like— I'm alone. There 
were no other Christians for two and a half 
months." She worked in a rural area, taking 
visiting groups from America to camp with 
the Maasai people, teaching them about 
global issues. Out of all the groups she led, 
she never encountered any Christians. 

"Spiritually it just ate me alive. 
There would be days when I would go to 
sleep crying and wake up crying," she said. 
She dug into the Bible and prayer, seek- 
ing God. As He showed her that she could 
learn from the experience, Rachel began to 
realize why she was in Kenya. An encoun- 
ter with a girl named Alyssa fired her up to 
reconcile with and revolutionize the church. 

"A group of five girls my age asked 
me, 'What do you believe?' I told them what 
I want to do, and where God is leading me, 
and they were just baffled," Rachel said. 
The girls told her they had never met a 
twenty-year-old who liked church. Alyssa 
said that every Christian she had ever met 
had ridiculed and judged her. "She said, 
'I have no desire to be in the church. I'm 
an atheist. But you changed my perspec- 
tive about Christianity,'" Rachel related. "It 
stirred up an anger in me— an anger with 

passion. I want to be part of a movement of 
love in the church." 

Driven by that passion, Rachel 
dreams of working with broken communities, 
meeting both physical and spiritual needs. 
As she explained it, "Free the Children is 
doing such great but temporary things. If my 
life is dependent on Christ, why not share 

The burden of a hurting world 
sometimes ovenwhelms her. "There are 
these days when I just feel heavy, and it hits 
me," she said. "If you're passionate about 
something, you'd better be ready for a hard 
life— but a beautifully hard life." 

A smile lit up her face as she con- 
sidered the communities she will touch with 
God's healing. "If I'm ever going to have a 
true passion in my life I'm going to have to 
suffer. I want to be so thankful for my suffer- 
ing," she said. 

Confronting her own spiritual need 
has opened Rachel's eyes to the spiritual 
need of the world. "The more you under- 
stand God's role in your own life, the more 
you understand God's role in the world," she 
said. "As my perception of the Lord ex- 
pands, my understanding of the world does 




Within tv\ienty-four 
during his f^shman 
/ear, parrejn Moc|re decided 
:o go pn a r|iissio|is trip— for 
;wo years. 'I call^^ my mom 
and I Worded it vdry care- 
ully,"jhe s^id witti a little 
mirk. "I said 'Mofn, can I go 
And sie w^s like, 'Oh yeah. 



And I was 


ike, 'for twD yeais?' And she 

Garren lirst heard 
about Extreme Niizarene 
inistries at a church ser- 
ice. 'Things are /ery black 
nd white to me, and I just 
new! needed to do it," he 
xplaned.""hree months 
ater, he WES on Ms way to 
eru jo plant churches. "If I 
lad known what llo expect, I 
|Droba|3ly wouldn't have gone 
|down|there It was kind of a 
eap of faitt" ," he said. 

Garren worked for 
:wo y( jars to evangelize and 
3uild felationships in the third 
worldbityoPunc. "Planting 
a church is probaDly the most 
jifficijlt thin3 thatjone can do, 
It's vej-y tax ng," hie said. In 
Dartn^rship with 

ie lee new 

Chrislfans through 


conversion, discipleship, and 
baptism. The work left him 
spiritually exhausted. "The 
whole time I was down there 
I didn't see results, but you 
just have to remember you're 
planting the seed. I might 
never see the results of that," 
he said. 

For four months, he 
struggled to accept the task 
God laid out for him, dis- 
gusted at his work. "My carnal 
nature was just being stripped 
from me, and it was so pain- 
ful; I considered it suffering. 
But just because I didn't want 
to be doing the work or didn't 
like it doesn't mean that it 
wasn't God's will," he said. 

Though for a while 
he wanted to come home, 
the return to America for a 
three week vacation was 
even more difficult than the 
original transition into Peru- 
vian culture. "I became poor, 
and that was normal for me," 
Garren said. "I came back 
to the states and I wasn't 
used to the abundant wealth 
here." Coming off of a rough 
spot spiritually already, the 
combination was volatile. "I 
went home and went to my 

bathroom, and I closed the 
door, and the door shut with a 
click. Like, it glided shut, and 
then clicked. And that just- 
set me off. Every door in Peru 
you had to wrestle with to get 
it to shut." 

The second year 
in Peru, however, helped 
to change his heart, as he 
realized the materialistic and 
poor alike need love. "I pray 
the prayer for other people 
as much as I wouldn't want 
it prayed for me; that they'll 
hit rock bottom, because the 
only way to go is up," Garren 

Up for him was a 
special one year service 
of the church they planted. 
"I can tell you the name of 
every single person there, 
how we met them, and how 
they came to Christ, which is 
something that only church 
planters can really experi- 
ence," he said. "Just seeing 
them, and laughing and 
smiling and joking with them 
is a blessing. You can go 
and meet people, but to have 
inside jokes is different." 

In particular, he 
remembers a man named 

Miguel. "His wife said, 'The 
only person who really under- 
stands Miguel is you, Garren, 
and the only person who un- 
derstands you is Miguel!' That 
was so touching, that I had 
connected on another level 
with a man forty-five years old 
and stuck in his ways but who 
surrendered his life to Christ," 
he said, smiling warmly at the 
thought. Closing his eyes, 
he sighed. "I miss Miguel to 

Though he is back 
at Olivet now, finishing up a 
degree in Actuarial Science 
which was supposed to be his 
ticket into the high life, Garren 
hasn't forgotten the reality he 
knew in Peru. "I've realized 
that wealth and power and 
money aren't important to me. 
That's not how you measure 
a man," he said. "Those 
things don't bring real joy or 
peace within us. The love of 
Christ transcends all cultures, 
all class statuses, and all 
races. It is not a temporal joy 
or peace; it's everlasting." 



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Benjamin Geeding 

Miranda Geever 

Cassidy Glandon 

Brena Glendenning 

Ashley Glover 

Gristina Gomez 

Tara Gonzalez 

Rebecca Goodman 

Mark Gordon 

Julia Gregory 

Anna Grieder 

Allison Grigus 

Allyse Groover 

Jenna Haenni 

Hyebin Han 

Meredith Hanshaw 

De'Niece Harrison-Hudson 

Luke Hasselbring 

Lauren Hausken 

Michael Hedrick 

Joanna Helmker 

Allison Hill 

Christopher Hinrichs 


Alexandria Hodges 
Jorie Hoffrage 
April Hogan 
Elisabeth Holaway 
Mariah Hudson 
Christopher Ingersol 

Caitlin Iwema 
iam James 
Stephanie Jansma 
Gloria Jentz 
Austin Johnson 
Lindsey Johnson 

Ross Johnson 
Matthew Jones 
Brandon Juodikis 
Ryan Kee 
Autumn Keiss 
Nickolas Kellar 

Benjamin Kelsey 
Teera Kieckhaefer 
MacKenna King 
Courtney Kinstle 
Michael Kirkpatrick 
Brandon Klemm 

Kristin Klepitsch 
Ryan Klingen 
Jessica Koch 
Molly Koleczek 
Ellen Kronewitter 
Samantha Kryger 

Alana Krzyzak 
Madison Leeseberg 
Amber Leffel 
Emily Leffew 
Ryan Lejman 
Samantha Lewis 

Caitlin Mills 

Robert Mitchell 

Trent Moberly 

Nicholas Mohr 

Nicole Montalbano 

Andrew Moore 

Sarah Moore 

Ian Morley 

Spencer Morris 

Andrew Muzljakovich 

Taylor Nagel 

John Neuman 

Kristin Nichols 

Michael Nielsen 

Phillip Novak 

Alexander Nuxoll 

Desiree O'Brien 

Ashiie OIkoski 

Hope Olson 
Michael Paarlberg 
Jessica Palm 
Bradley Palmer 
Christine Parvin 
Paige Patterson 

Elise Payne 
Austin Pendry 
Molly Peterson 
Emily Picklesimer 
Bethany Pilcher 
Samuel Pimpo 

Michael Piotrowski 
Martin Piper 
Cecilia Pivarunas 
Alex Pollock 
Katherine Ponsetto 
Ainsley Ports 

Kimberly Powers 
Amanda Price 
Benjamin Prude 
Lindsey Ramirez 
Rebecca Reed 
Heidi Reichelt 

William Reilly 
Alexander Reiter 
Elveka Remy 
David Rice 
Kristina Richardson 
Michael Richey 

Michelle Richey 
Lorisha Riley 
Max Ripberger 
McKenzi Roberson 
Ariel Rock 
Vanessa Rodriguez 

Tomas Sanders 


Andrew SayTe--. 

Alyssa Schaffer 

Megan Schneider 

Katharyn Schrader 

Alexis Schuldt 
Cheryl Sendzik 
Lauren Shaner 

Kyle Shelton 
Kara Sitton 

Logan Smith 

Nathaniel Smith 

Brandon Song 

Rebekah Southerland 

Tyler Sowards 

Blake Spencer 

Michelle Spencer 

Nathan Spinnie 

Janna Spriester 

Jesse Stanford 

Kelsey Steines 

Amber Stoffel 

Joshua Stone 

Stefanie Strothmann 

Benjamin Stultz 

Grace Talbott 

Hannah Taylor 

Jaimie Teske 

Mariah Thomas 

Lindsey Tobias 
Blaire Toms 
Sarah Tournear 
Michelle Towie 
Christy Trank 
Ariel Turner 

Sarah Uhey 
Chanteil Ulatowski 
Tracy Van Zandbergen 
Caitlin Volz 
Jason Walker 
Rebecca Walker 

Crystal Wallem 
Allison Walsh 
Thomas Ward 
Heidi Watson 
Jeremy Weber 
Rachel Weber 

Adam Weeks 
Daniel Wells 
Whitney Wells 
Seth Wenzelman 
Taylor Westrate 
Kendra Wikoff 

Megan Wiley 
Rebecca Wilkinson 
Derek Williams 
Jordan Williamson 
Brian Willoughby 
Emily Wingate 

Anna Winters 
Jessica Witthoft 
Cody Wolf 
Kaitlyn Worrall 
Samantha Wuske 
Nicole Yates 

Imagine you running 
track, y^ bar looms ahead, suspended 
twelve ifeet in the air. In your hand is only 
pole Jo boost you over. 

I Though this sounds impossible 
tJD most, Anna Stiker spends an hour 
gnd a Ijialf every day doing just this. As 
eI walkion member of the women's track 
and fie d team, she has spent the last 
two yeirs learning the art of pole vault- 

■ g- 

"It's such an exhilarating feeling, 
<e jus: being free," she said. "But it's so 
ard. TOu take your pole and run down 
t(ie runway and plant tall. Then your 
I6ft legjswings backward, and you get 
vjertica with the pole. It will shoot you up, 
a nd then you turn in the air and come 
tack down." 

Anna first tried pole vaulting 
in midc le school. "It was actually really 
sketchy," she said with a laugh. "We 
c idn't nave pole vault pits. We had a 
high jump pit, which is much smaller, 
/ind it was like a pavement runway. The 
F lant bpx was some sketchy metal thing 
t lat soinebody manufactured in shop 

Despite the odds, she was so 
cood that year that she placed third in 
state. However, when Anna realized how 
f ustrated an upperclassman girl was 
getting by always losing to her, she quit 
nd pursued softball instead, a sport 
^he's qeen playing since the age of four. 

"Softball comes naturally to me," 
sihe exblained. "It's so easy. I mean, I 
c uess t's not easy, but it's easier than 



pole vault!" After playing softbanaTyear 
round, including traveling during the 
summer with an elite team, she was 
ready for a break by the time she got to 

"I was like, 'What am I gonna 
do? Walk around, go to school, and go 
back to my apartment? I've always been 
used to having sports practices after 
school," Anna said. Having made a brief, 
victorious return to pole vaulting during 
her senior year of high school, in which 
she broke the older girl's record after 
only practicing for a week, she decided 
to join the track team. 

At first, she wasn't sure why 
she was doing it. "During high school I 
was hardly ever sore from practices. But 
here, I could hardly walk! I couldn't laugh 
for a week because my abs hurt so 
bad," she said, grinning. After exceeding 
expectations on "Gut Day" by running 
twenty-four 200 meter sprints, she 
started to gain confidence. "God showed 
me, 'You can do this. You're not just 
some wimp that's coming in," she said. 

Pole vaulting challenged Anna 
much more than softball had. "I took a 
huge cut in my ego, which is actually a 
good thing," she said. "God used this. 
Spiritually, it was a growth, because it 
cut me down to the base and made me 
realize that without sports I am simply in 

In fact, helping others to realize 
their identity is in Christ, rather than a 
past action, is a passion of Anna's. She 
gets particularly frustrated at the social 

stigma surrounding promiscuity anc 
human trafficking. "Colossians 3:3 is m\ 
favorite verse," she explained. "The old 
is dead, and you're a new creation. Eve 
though someone else may not forget 
about your past, the only thing that's 
important is that He has. Everything is 
level at the foot of the cross." 

She knows this from personal 
experience, having felt God transform- 
ing her through her time at Olivet. "Frorr 
graduation day in high school to gradua 
tion from college, it's just going to be Ilk 
a complete 360. The chapel theme- taki 
away my heart of stone and put in flesh 
has really happened to me, I guess. It's 
the continuing of that, like taking away 
some of the old stuff and tossing it in a 

With hopes of someday going 
into Trauma Psychology, a field that 
involves helping people who have been 
punched by life, Anna understands thatF 
change isn't easy. "I think we can make! 
it more known that people are forgiven,] 
even if they don't want to be," she said. 
"For me, I knew I was forgiven, but it 
was the process of forgiving myself thatl 
was the hardest. You just have to keep | 
persisting, keep chipping away- it's a 

Luckily, persisting is somethinc 
that Anna is particularly good at. "Pole 
vaulting doesn't come naturally to me. 
have to work at it, and persist, and that'| 
the same thing as my relationship with 
Christ," she explained. 

Austin Davis is leaning bacl< 
\h his dhair, tall<ing about iVliley Cyrus 
songs Iwith a slight southern drawl 
c nd making jokes like, "I'm not that 
rsdneqk." He discusses his plans for 
rbtiring on the beach with his future 
' ife ("We'll be old and fatr) and maybe 
orking in youth ministry sometime 

As the point guard for the 
en's pasketball team, Austin is living 
the dream that he's been working 
tpwards since ninth grade. "People 
Iwayd tell me to learn to love the 
jrocess," he explained. "There's a 
t of learning that goes into it." After 
n exadus of upperclassmen from 
the team left him as one of the most 
xperienced players, Austin went from 
being a lowly freshman to a leader in 
tie span of only a year. 

He transformed through 
f ractioe and an excessive amount 
cf swept. "I'll be doing push-ups, 
c nd there will be a puddle," he said. 
"Fhey're like, 'Austin's going swimming 
in his sweat again.'" Though it seems 
i'armlqss enough, sweat sent him to 
t le errjergency room on the first day of 
preseason. "I sweat a lot, so I cramp 
sometimes," he explained. "And I didn't 
eat a lit between our two practices. 
Towarils the end of the second prac- 

ce I sprted cramping some. Then 
ear tfje very end, I called for the 



outlet, and everything just popped! 
I started cramping, so I just kind of 
flopped off the floor." 

He's grinning, flapping his 
hand in the air wildly to demonstrate. 
"My roommate Tony had to take me 
to the hospital to get an IV. When we 
got there, I'm cramping, so he has to 
go get a wheelchair for me. He tries to 
get out of the car and he starts cramp- 
ing! So he's struggling to get to the 
entrance, and he has to sit there for 
twenty minutes trying to let his cramps 
go down. You can just picture us try- 
ing to walk. The next day at our team 
meeting, coach was like, 'Hey, can you 
come up here and demonstrate your 
flopping fish motion?'" 

Austin shakes his head, laugh- 
ing as he remembers. He's settled 
into the team now. "When I hit the 
spring of last year I found a comfort 
I'd never found, just being satisfied 
that this is where God wants me," he 
said. Despite the opportunity to play for 
Division I schools, Austin has found his 
home at the school that his Dad played 
ball for too. 

"I could spend Friday nights 
just hanging out with my brothers and 
sisters and my mom and dad and we'd 
just have a ball together," he said. 
"My dad was definitely crushed that I 
went fifteen hours away from home for 
school. But he was happy, because he 
knows Coach Hodge is a good coach, 

but also sad that he doesn't ever get 
see my games." 

His parents lived in Illinois for 
the first few years of his life, eventual! 
settling in South Carolina where his 
dad founded a church that has grown 
to include over 2,000 people. "I had a 
drug problem growing up," he said. "^ 
parents drug me to church on Sunday 
Monday, Wednesday... that's what 1 1( 
people; it's funny!" 

Now, Austin chooses to go to 
church, and he spent time last summ( 
helping out in youth ministry. "I figurec 
out a little more who I am as a person 
it made me a little more comfortable i 
my own skin. I'm figurin' it all out with 
Christ," he said. 

He's figuring it out on the 
court, too. In high school he was the 
only white kid on the team. "I was eas 
to find," he said. "It's different coming i 
here and playing with a bunch of whitj 
guys." He's found some of his best 
friends on the team, whether they're 
pushing through a new weight progra| 
together or just hanging out after din- 
ner in Ludwig. 

"It's fun fightin' through hard 
practices with the guys," he said. "Bull 
games are the best part. Friday night] 
Homecoming- getting to run out in fro| 
of all those people- that's fun. That's 
when practice are worth it, when you 
get to that point." 

Gina Bianchi 
Lydia Bilyeu 
Alexander Blakeley 
Keegan Block 
Kristin Bloyd 
Amy Blucker 

Katelyn Boicken 
Amy Bolton 
Brittany Booth 
Michael Bork 
Alyssa Brack 
Danielle Branham 

Amy Brenner 
Cameron Brewer 
Drew Brodien 
Alexcis Brouwers 
Brandon Brown 
Jessica Brown 

Julie Buck 
Jennifer Buhr 
Caleb Burkey 
Amanda Bursztynsky 
Megan Butler 
Philip Caffee 

Emma Capps 
Jared Carl 
Zechariah Carlton 
Haley Carroll 
Olivia Casey 
Allison Chadwick 

Hannah Cheney 
Claire Chlasta 
Tate Church 
Jessica Cichetti 
Melanie Clark 
Amelia Claus 

Rhocia Enoruyi 
Valerie Erickson 
Jori Evans 
Trinity Evans 
Jacqueline Fayne 
Emily Fernette 

Benjamin Fightmaster 
Kaitlyn Fitzgerald 
Melyssa Fitzpatrick 
Ashley Fletcher 
Anna Floyd 
Kelly Forte 

Sarah Fox 
Alex Franzgrote 
Allison Fraser 
Drew Frey 
Jacob Friesen 
Jordan Fry 

Robin Funk 
Dawn Gaddis 
Selina Gaines 
Katherine Gajewski 
Alicia Gallagher 
Brianne Gallivan 

Jillian Gardner 
Scott Gardner 
Dolly Garrison 
Jordan Garza 
Robin Gerboth 
Kendall Gher 

Abigail Gillett 
Jeffery Glitz 
Sarah Gliwa 
Kamaria Goedhart 
Daniel Going 
Bryce Goldade 

Emily Johnson 
Maria Johnson 
Riley Johnson 
Elizabeth Jolly 
Brenda Jones 
Elise Jordan 

Teresa Kamper 
Benjamin Kasinger 
Rachel Keck 
Taylor Kelsey 
Heather Kennedy 
Austin Kennell 

Alyssa Keuther 
Madison Kiger 
Elizabeth Kimball 
Rachel Kines 
Kaylie Kinstner 
Jenna Klimt 

Brittany Klomp 
Stacy Knoderer 
Alaina Knoedler 
Elizabeth Koch 
Sydney Koch 
Tyler Koch 

Peter Kraiss 
Jennifer Krygsheld 
Joshua Kurchinski 
Victoria Lee 
Jon Lehman 
Grace Leighton 

Lindsay Lester 
Sean Lex 
Kelly Lickteig 
Megan Lingle 
Brian Linsner 
Kylie Lippencott 

Samantha Neil 
Sara Neushwander 
Rachel Nichol 
Brittany Nichols 
Casey Nugent 
Amanda Oden 

Katelyn Oprondek 
Alexandra Ortiz 
Patrick Ottolino 
James Palmer 
Nicole Papineau 
Call Pargulski 

Sean Parpart 
Lillian Patton 
Allyssa Paulsen 
Tai Peachey 
Ashley Peet 
Julia Pennings 

Austin Peters 
Cassandra Petrie 
Alexander Phillips 
Brian Pickering 
Daniel Pickering 
Kaitiyn Pierce 

Michael Poff 
Brittany Pruitt 
Breanne Putney 
Zachary Rasmuson 
Josilee Ray 
Emily Reader 

Sarah Ready 
Wesley Reece 
Sabra Reichow 
Katelyn Reynhout 
David Richardson 
Kristen Richey 

Lauren Steward 
Anna Stiker 
Kerry Strzyzewski 
Erin Suttor 
Ryne Szurgot 
Erika latum 

Jacob Taylor 
Malik Temple 
Alexander Tharp 
Shelby Thein 
Morgan Thomas 
Rachel Timmer 

Thelma Torres 
Elliot Totsch 
Jordyn Truelock 
Abigail Turner 
Tyler Tuttle 
Morgan Van Peursem 

Alex Veld 
Kelsey Vihnanek 
Max Villegas 
Samuel Vroman 
Kristin Weaver 
Brittney Weiske 

Nathan Weseloh 
Hannah Whittington 
Jennifer Wieland 
Angela Wilcox 
Sahara Wilcoxen 
Daniel Wilgenbusch 

Briana Wilkey 
Roy Wilseck 
Paige Winters 
Ashley Wolfe 
Jennifer Workman 
Emma Wright 


If mei 



Chill, indie music will forever 
memories in Emily Swartz- 
;'s mind of her first year at 
With short dark brown hair 
[ed by a single blonde streak, 
ramed-glasses, and a quick 
she looks like what she listens 
warm brown eyes crinkled in 
as she explained her system 
tal musical bookmarks. 

"There are certain time pe- 

my life when certain albums 

me of things," she said. "Like, 
my best friends in high school 

ade a project, a deal, that 

Id memorize all the lyrics 
nd together. I can't listen to 
w and not think of her!" The 
laylist she created for the 
ip to Olivet from her home 
gebound"-became her fresh- 

ar soundtrack. 

When she listens to it, one 
y in particular stands out from 
jar; the first Orpheus rehearsal, 
tened me how much it was 

high school choir," she said. "I 
ome after rehearsal and texted 
ir teacher, 'You wouldn't 

what just happened!' I had to 
n how great it was." 

He's the one who inspired 
be a vocal music educa- 

tion major. "He's sarcastic and silly, 
but he's still really passionate about 
music," she explained. "He reminded 
me of myself, which is why it was so 
easy for me to see myself in his posi- 
tion someday." 

As a teacher, she hopes to 
cultivate the tight-knit, family at- 
mosphere that she's found in both 
Orpheus and her- high school cham- 
ber choir. "The community we had 
with each other, and with my teacher 
—that's what makes me want to be a 
part of that," she said. 

Emily doesn't have to go to 
school to be surrounded by music, 
though. Her parents— who met play- 
ing French horn— cultivated a culture 
of music in her family. "I was always 
immersed in classical music," she 
said. "I don't remember never being 
musical. My parents always tell me 
the story about how when I was little I 
would dance in the car while we were 

When each kid had to pick 
an instrument to play, Emily chose 
piano. Now, twelve years later, she 
rather accidentally ended up in a 
Party with Jesus band. "My friend 
and I were just being goofy about 
it," she said. "So I wrote down on 
the sign-up sheet, 'I can sing, I play 

keyboard, and I can beat box'-which 
can't. And then they emailed me like 
'Hey, you're in!" 

She particularly enjoys play- 
ing pieces that she can put her whol( 
body into. "When I watch pianists 
play, it's fun watching them like jump 
off the bench and use their body and 
so much energy," she said. Lately 
she's been experimenting with impro 

Emily has also discovered 
a new passion for missions. "That's 
what I want to do with my degree 
eventually, is just go to some foreigr 
country and teach music to little kids 
and minister to them. 1 would love 
that," she said. "My heart lies with 
music, but lately the doors have bee 
opened to go somewhere outside of 
this country." 

Wherever she goes, she'll 
have music to use as a bridge. 
"Relationships with people is what I 
use music for," she said. "It's weird 
because it's hard for me sometimes I 
to just sit down and talk to somebodj 
It's way easier to be like, 'Here, liste| 
to this song, and you'll understand 
how I'm feeling.' That's why I like 
music. " 



The shoes are made by Su- 
liergaj an Italian brand— classics, 
he S|Duth African flag is drawn 
n th^ side: a sideways green "Y," 
utlin0d in white and yellow and 
urroL|nded by thick red, blue, and 
l:|lack Chunks. Though the canvas is 
ratty ajnd worn out, Etienne Swane- 
i: oel Idves these shoes. "They're 
tie ol|est pair of shoes I have, from 
t efore I left. They bring so many 
nemdries with them. I don't want to 

Though a new pair is wait- 
ing, ready to take over the spot in 
I- is heart, he's not quite ready to let 
CO of everything the shoes mean, 
they lepresent South Africa, and 
I" ome— the sound of Afrikaans, the 
sweat of Saturday rugby matches, 
pressed blazers and ties for school, 
end old friends. 

After three years in America, 
I- is first trip back across the ocean 
tiis summer was a homecoming. 
Rather than feeling like he was 
c oing pn a vacation, he felt the 
c ppo^te— like life in America was 
tie inierim. "It was completely flip- 
fppped," he said. "I came back and 
f 3lt lik^ a tourist, even though I live 

Moving to America began as 

a what-if idea. "My parents spoke 
to us and said, 'If you don't want to 
go, we won't go.' We all eventually 
wanted to go, because it's America, 
and it's new and everything's differ- 
ent. I was all for it," he said. 

Because of the timing, 
Etienne skipped half his ninth grade 
year of high school to start his tenth 
grade year in America. "The hardest 
part was doing stuff I've never done 
in English," he said. Not only did he 
have to take higher level classes 
like chemistry for the first time, but 
he had to do it in his second lan- 
guage. However, he discovered a 
school system much easier than he 
was used to, with multiple choice 
instead of short answer questions 
on tests. 

Etienne credits his academ- 
ic success to his mom. Dr. Thaylta 
Louw Swanepoel. She's known 
around Olivet for setting high stan- 
dards for her journalism students, 
something Etienne recognizes as a 
distinct advantage. "They're high, 
but they're not impossible," he said 
with a smile. "It's a little intimidating 
in the sense that she's so accom- 
plished, you know, you want to at 
least try to match your mom. But it's 
good to look up to, because it's a 

good example to try to push your- 
self to get to the next level." 

He's on his way to the top 
as a member of Olivet's inaugural 
swim team, too, spending more 
hours each day swimming than 
some do studying. "I have no time, 
he said wryly. "Swimming is five or 
six hours a day, six days a week, 
and then there's homework on top 
of that." Etienne sees swimming 
as more of a job, reserving his real 
passion for rugby, the game he 
grew up playing in South Africa. 
Rather, his commitment to swim 
ming is evidence of his practical 
nature, which also peeks out when 
he's shoe shopping. 

"I am addicted to shoes," 
he said. "I've got stuff ranging frorr 
sneakers, to casual, to formal; just 
as long as it's not those high top 
things." He prefers to buy well, 
paying a little more for a quality pa| 
that will last. However, the ultimat 
worth of his shoes isn't on the pric 
tag. It's in the sentimental value 
the memories that flash through hi 
mind like a genie from a bottle as 
rolls them over in his hands. 



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Matthew Bieber 
Brooke Billingsley 
Holly Billiter 
Marisa Bishop 
Madeline Bloom 
Hannah Blume 

Dillan Boehm 
Holly Bonenberger 
Derrick Booth 
Sam Borgman 
Ashley Borop 
Katie Bosket 

Jonathan Boss 
Jacob Bottles 
Mathew Bowden 
Ashton Boyer 
Angela Brandon 
Carlea Bretland 

Caleb Brewer 
Aaron Brooks 
Amy Brown 
Collin Brown 
Emmaline Brown 
Kendra Brown 

Lyda Brown 
Zachary Brown 
Haley Bryant 
James Bryant 
Alex Buchmann 
Seraphine Buchmann 

Barbara Budach 

Morgan Bundenthal 

Janice Burneson 

Jazmine Buster 

Jeffrey Butkus 

Elisa Caballero 

Madison Caise 
Montana Caise 
Stuart Caldwell 
Kellie Campbell 
Ricardo Campos 
Cesia Carmona 

Annette Carr 
Hardy Carroll 
Megan Casali 
Joseph Case 
Chandler Castens 
Tamara Chalikian 

Thomas Chamberlain 

Cara Champlin 

Jaimie Chen 

Taylor Chitwood 

Jacqueline Clark 

Ryan Clark 

Jordan Clevenger 
Kelly Cobb 
Matthew Cockroft 
Breanna Coffman 
Rebekah Colbert 
Stephanie Collier 

Herman Conner 

Sam Cooper 

Larissa Copeland 

Caleb Cornell 

Daniel Couchenour 

Jonathan Couchenour 

Rachel Everling 

Alexander Ewers 

Joshua Ewing 

Taylor Ewing 

William Ewing 

Megan Eyiander 

Reid Farchmin 

Alyssa Faulks 

Shelley Fellows 

Matthew Ferris 

Michael Fiala 

Isaiah Fink 

Austin Fischer 

Scott Fischer 

Jada Fisher 

Kelsey Fisk 

Sarah Fitzgerald 

Morgan Fly 

Daniel Flynn 

Tyler Ford 

Laura Fosnaugh 

Madison Foster 

Ronald France 

Megan French 

Lucas Fritch 

Keila Galloway 

Libby Ganzsarto 

Tate Garner 

Charlton Garr 

Daisy Garhson 

Christina Garza 
Andrew Gaskill 

Aimee Gauss 
Elijah Gebre 

Jessica Gehg 
Richard Givens 

Meredith Headtke 
Alea Heck 
Kaylin Heitmeyer 
McKenzie Hengesh 
Jacob Herberger 
Elizabeth Hetrick 

Karalyn Hewett 

Luke Hiatt 

Sarah High 

Jacob Hileman 
Sidney Hill 
Travis Hill 

Noah Hills 
Levi Himes 

Nicholas Hinrichs 

Jordan Hirl 

Kyle Hoffman 

Natasha Hojnicki 

Rachel Holaway 

Jennifer Hollebrands 

Alina Holliday 

Nichole Hollis 

Cory Holloway 

Austin Holton 

Alissa Homoelle 

Austin Hoppe 

Carolyn Home 

Molly Hotle 

Megan Huschen 

Bairhett Hutchens 

Jonathan Hutchison 

Isabelle Huyck 

Sydney Hyde 

Krystal James 

Rachel Jensen 

Caitlin Johnson 

Stephanie Larson 

Madalyn Lathrop 

David Latl<o 

Alexandra Lautenbacti 

Tanel<a Lawson 

David Leman 

Brock Lemmon 
Sarali Lentini 

Michael Leppin 
Kayla Lewis 
Sonya Lewis 

Rachael Lindell 

Lauren Lindgren 

Jordan Lingle 

Michael Linn 

Stephanie Linguist 

Crystal Loera 

Taryn Lotton 

Tiara Long 

Ashley Longnecker 

Ian Lopshire 

Breonna Lowry 

Skyla Lubben 

Melissa Luby 

Janelle Lucas 

Hannah Luginbill 

Ryan Lutz 

Andrea MacDonough 

Alexandra Mahaffey 

Kasey Main 

Emily Majewski 

Andrew Malosh 

Andrew Manganiello 

Emily Mann 

Joelle Mannion 

Joseph Mantarian 

Mitchel Musselman 

Ryan Muzljakovich 

Rebecca Neis 

Elizabeth Nellis 

Lydia Nelson 

Thandiwa Nelson 

Jordyn Nettleton 

Brittany Norton 

Bennet Nygaard 

Kaitlyn Obourn 

Chad Olds 

Megan Olson 

Heather Orseno 

Brenden Ottolino 

Blake Pals 

Richard Paret 
Rebekah Parker 

Leslie Parrish 

Caleb Parsons 
Seth Patchett 
Gwendolyn Payne 
Amber Penick 
Damaris Perez 
Genesis Perez 

Grant Perkins 

Savannah Peters 

Haley Peterson 

Julie Pilaczynski 

Bethany Pilat 

Saige Pilgrim 

Gregory Planck 

Micah Plank 

Kyle Pool 

Matthew Posladek 

Gino Prestia 

Brianna Price 

Amber Scheldt 

Katelyn Schmidt 

Annika Schmit 

Arika Schmitt 

Ashley Schmitt 

Alexandra Schoessler 

Nicholas Schoon 

Collin Schoonover 

Taylor Schott 

Christian Schrader 

Stephanie Schroeder 

Katelynn Schurman 

Christopher Scott 

Alyssa Secor 

Cristen Seiders 

David Shaffer 

Katherine Shaffer 

Nicholas Shaffer 

Brian Shaw 

Max Shaw 

Parker Shelton 

Preston Shelton 

Ryan Shelton 

Caitlyn Sheridan 

Heather Shew 
Edward Shilka 
Katarena Shiner 
Lindsey Shirk 
Celia Shoffner 
Charity Shonamon 

Julie Shreves 
Amanda Siciak 

Bethanie Sills 

Kyle Silvas 

Michael Skinner 

Nadia Skrzecz 

Sadi Tammen 

Kyle Tawney 

Kaila TenHaken 

Erik Tharp 

Chaney Thomas 

Emily Thompson 

Laura Thomson 

Alexander Thorson 

Zachary Thurston 

Brittany Tomlinson 

Curtis Townsend 

Benjamin Tracy 

Elyse Tramontane 

Chandler Tuckerman 

Briana Turner 

Christopher Umphryes 

Andrew Unander 

Evelyn Unti 

Emily Vallender 

Alexandra Van Dehey 

Margaret Vincent 

Corey Vinson 

Justine Von Arb 

Ronni Vreeman 

Tess Wadley 

Ashley Wagner 

Robert Wagner 

Elisabeth Wahl 

Joellen Wainwright 

Krista Walker 

Natalie Wangler 

Seth Ward 

Troy Watson 

Matthew Webb 

Matthew Webber 

Kelsey Weener 

"Coming together is a beginning; keeping 
togetiier is progress; working togetiier is 


► Henry Ford 



Vv.^ -^Sl|»l 1;%^ >-^ 



he white doors to College 
hurcjh shook with each tremor 
fj-om t|he bass pounding inside 
tpe gym early one September 
eivenihg. Every few moments the 
doors opened to let a few girls 
§lip irio the hall and join the line 
f nerjvously tittering freshmen, 
gh |ide pony tails sprung from 
their Ijieads. Red shoes compli- 
nented purple fishnet stockings. 
\\o\ pink leg warmers reached 
(jver teal leggings to touch tie- 
ye snorts. Sister to Sister was 

I "You always need some 
iggef than you to teach you 
hati happening," said Becca 
ortej", from the midst of pack of 
eon freshmen. "I'm just excited 
tb haye a mentor." Bright pink 
nd yellow headbands nodded 
^11 around the group. "It's a good 
freshrjnan experience," said Jada 

While! the freshmen waited anx- 
ious!^ outside, the older sisters 
v/ere JDeing debriefed inside 
tie g^m. "I want to be there for 
someone who's wanting some- 

Jansma. She clutched a bright 
handmade sign with her little 
sister's name on it. Melody Long, 
waiting eagerly for her new sister 
nearby, agreed. "I want to help 
freshmen not be scared," she 

Moments later, the doors 
opened to let the rainbow cloud 
of freshmen in. Around the room 
upperclassmen held up signs 
drawn with crayons or sharpies 
and waved, searching for their 
new little sister. Hugs and con- 
versations about nail polish and 
picking a major ensued. 

As the chatter grew to a 
cheerful roar. Vice President for 
Women's Residential Life Madi- 
son Leeseburg flitted around the 
room in a bright green headband, 
checking on details. "It all started 
with the theme 'water,'" she 
explained. "God's living water. 
And it all spiraled from there! I 
really want us to dive in deep and 
be real with each other. We need 
to lean on each other and be so 
close in broken times or times 
of joy." In pairs scattered across 



girls did just that. Over the din of 
conversation, the bass made a 

A Zumba instructor with 
rainbow splatter paint leggings 
took to the stage. "Are you read^ 
to Zumbaaaaa?" The ques- 
tion called the girls off the floor. 
Sisters scrambled into formation 
a dancing phalanx. As the move 
began, some pairs took refuge 
outside the gym in the now-quiet 

Senior Stacey Gerstung 
and her little sister Emily Thom- 
son sat atop a radiator, munch- 
ing on chocolate-chip cookies 
while they talked about history. 
"It helps to have someone in the 
same major," Gerstung said. 
"They're trying to do that more. 
We already have our first history 
study date tomorrow." The girls 
grinned and fist bumped each 
other. "Compatible personalities' 
We have that!" 

Therecomgs a time 
when sujjtm^meak ends, box- 
st be packed, and a drive 
has to be made. The destina- 
tion: back to school. On Satur- 
day, August 25, a hot and sunny 
day, cars crowded the campus's 
inner-streets. ROTC members 

in their military attire and leac 
in their "Cultivate" green t-shirts 
stood in front of each dorm, wait- 
ing to help anyone who arrived. 
Erin Gronala, a new resident to 
Williams, and her parents were 
shocked at how quickly Olivet 
students helped Erin get moved 
in. Eyes widened as one ROTC 
member alone carried a large, 
rolled up rug after tossing it 
over his shoulder. After notic- 
ing an empty car moments later, 
the mother exclaimed, "It's all 
gone!" Gronala said, "[I came 
here because] a lot of people 
from my church did, and [I saw] 
how God has been working in 

eir lives. I was praying about 
it too, and God led me here for 

When it 
comes to other years, moving in 
means moving up and moving 
closer to graduation. This year 
junior McKenzi Roberson was 
living in Oak Run honors hous- 
ing as opposed to an apartment 
on campus. Her move in day 
felt relaxed since she could do 
it early. 

"That was 
nice because it allowed me 
some freedom to greet friends 
as they were moving into their 
new homes," said Roberson. 

Howe^Tefritlwas strange for her 
to realize this was her second 
to last year here. "The time 
has just flown by. I'm defi- 
nitely ready to get back into the 
rhythm of homework and class- 
es, although I'm sure I'll take 
that back in a few weeks." 

During this 
first week students experienced 
Dr. Bowling and Chaplain Hol- 
comb speak in chapel, ate 
around campus, experienced 
their classes, and joined in with 
others at the Block Party, held 
annually at the end of their first 

Band members prepare for Jumpstart in the red square outside of Ciiaif- 
ar^t. (bb) 

►| Junior ASC class representative Siieliey Dexter joyously carries a bin for 
in(|;oming fresiimen. (jc) 

► Kaitlyn Robertson 
starts off the year 
by filling out paper- 
work in front of Par- 
rott Hall, (cl) 
►Williams RAs take 
a break from their 
day's tasks, (cl) 

When a student pulls into campus, 
traffic cones and other students provide direction on 
where to drive and park. Then either a student leader 
or an ROTC member helps students unload, bringing 
their items up to their rooms. Lastly, before the parents 
leave their child on their own for the first time, the family 
can see information posted in each residence hall: a 
sign with the schedule for the next few days, a table 
for students to get their parking decal, and an RA table 
where papers can be picked up and signed and any 
questions can be asked. 

"I=^e^livet commu- 
'enjoyed the calm before 
the storm at the campus's 
annual block party. With 
only three days of classes in 
the books, there was energy 
abounding on a beautiful 
Friday night. A cowboy and 
country theme put smiles on 
the faces of hundreds of stu- 

dents-^^sjhey ODJoyed^e 
mechanicar btflTrock climb- 
ing wall, and just belting out 
some of their favorite coun- 
try songs. 

"This is some of the 
best country music I've ever 
heard," said senior Bradley 
Deal. But he wasn't the only 
one who enjoyed the scen- 
ery. "The music and hay 
bales make me feel like I'm 
back home," said Laura Wil- 

Students were en- 
couraged to test their ath- 
letic prowess and try to 

conquer the oBstad^ourse, 
or the volleyball castlerAficI 
what block party is complete 
without cornhole? Students 
flocked to the game that has 
quickly became a staple of 

Sodexo was a hit 
with the students, offering 
burgers, hot dogs, and vari- 
ous desserts. Papa John's 
also supplied hundreds of 
pizzas, resulting in a stack of 
empty boxes piled over ten 
feet high. 

Even though all the 
food and activities were a 

were just happy to see their 
friends back after a sum- 
mer-long absence. "Catch- 
ing up with everybody that I 
missed the last few months 
has been fantastic," said Mi- 
chael Doherty. 

As the night drew to 
a close and students went 
back to their dorm rooms 
and apartments, there was 
no doubt that they would 
remember this night as one 
last summer evening. 




►Tammy Ellis poses 
at the Student for Stu- 
• dent photo booth with 
Toby the Tiger, (bb) 
!'► Laura Garwood makes 
her way up the rock- 
■'Climbingwall. (eb) 
Jordan Kasparek tries his 
Juck at the mechanical 
bull, (eb) 

'.•►Sarah Hardy makes 
[friends with a hungry 
goat, (eb) 

The mechanical bull is always one of the top attractions to the Block Party. Previ- 
ous years have seen Dr. Bowling try his hand at conquering the beast, but every- 
one always meets the same fate. While falling from the bull may be embarrassing 
for those who take part in it, for the spectators there are many chances for humor. 
"The mechanical bull is something that I enjoy watching, but not something that I 

would ever try, " Geoff Fuller said 
However, this is all in good fun. 
With the reception the bull always 
gets, its appearance at next year's 
block party is all but guaranteed 

► Holly Nixon bears 
the face of a warrior. 


► Martin Piper refuses 
to let the juniors lose 

this one. (eb) 

► Jonathan Aldrin, Jerry Sanchez, David Ajavon 
and Cameron Mason use the power of teamwork 

to show the upperclassmen who's boss, (eb) 

Th^^aifrtnick and 
tangibl€rwi the po£ 
rain, isanyMigbut sileiil 

ffom the stc 
t6ud enougixiertfie entire 
surrounding community to 
"iear. Some, as spectators, 
sport their team colors and 
raise their arms in victory 
or fold them across their 
chests in defeat. Others, 

i^participafrts^tiold th 



^ctory, they silent 
ly vow to ma'fe^jii^ir^las. 
proud. Ollies Follies com- 
bines the banter of friendly 
class competition with the 
heart-warming experience 
of gathering together as one 
united Olivet family. "It was 
really cool when the seniors 
started cheering for the 
freshmen," first time Ollies 
Follies spectator Emily Alb- 
ertson admitted. A freshman 
herself, she marveled at 
how the games brought the 
classes of Olivet a little clos- 

everybody else to win." This 
year's games included relay 
races, an "eating" contest, 
and the well-known Inner 
Tube Competition, in which 
members from each class 
fight hard to bring inner 
tubes from a common pile in 
the middle of the field back 
to their respective corners. 
While the seniors finished 
this year's Wacky Games in 
the lead, the juniors weren't 
far behind, the sophomores 

Each class, hav- 
ing given their all, left the 
bleachers that night with a 
sense of victory not measur- 
able by a tallied-up score. 
There's nothing like a night 
of muddy, crazy fun to 
motivate Olivet students to 
pursue even more victories 
as the year rolls on. 


The games must go on— even when Hurricane Isaac's after-effects left campus wallow- 
ing in dreary rain puddles the weekend Ollies Follies began. Postponed in hopes that 
the weather would behave itself, the Wacky Games began an hour later than previously 
scheduled. This meant students arrived on the field underneath bright shining lights, ready 
for their class to become the stars of the evening. Small droplets of ice-cold rain did not 

stop class competitors from trudging 
forward to their own separate victories. 
Though the inner tubes were slippery 
and the ground a muddy annoyance, 
students played on— and it was worth 
every chilling moment. 

► Garren Moore aims the ball, his eye 
on the prize, (eb) 

► Miles Meador prepares to swing his 
way to a home run. (eb) 

► Andrew Oliver tugs hard to bring the 
seniors to the top. (eb) 

► Mark Fleschner and James Williams 
represent the freshman class with 
cheers of triumph. (eb) 

►Junior Ben Holt works his moves for The Office, jello 
in hand, (bb) 

► Seniors portray the Animal Planet Series Whale 
Wars through their competitive choreography, (bb) 

Olivet students 
-and family members 
crowded into Ghalf- 
ant Hall in their yellow, 
green, red, or blue 
shirts, searching for a 
place to sit, glow sticks 
in hand.This year the 
freshmen represented 
home improvement 
channels, sophomores 

kid shows, juniors major 
networks, and seniors 
nature channels. Lau- 
ren Beatty helped cho- 
reograph the dances 
for the seniors. "I've 
danced in Ollies Follies 
since freshman year 
and wanted to go out 
with a bang for senior 
year," she said. Jame- 
son Forshee starred in 
the senior video. "Our 
editor Austin Brink took 
the crowd on a journey 
fueled by an Olivet 
senior, finding his way 

seniors put into 
this Ollies Follies 
paid off as they became 
this year's winners. 
The sophomore and "^ 
freshman class tied for 
second place. "I helped 
write the script for the 
scene where the main 
character tore apart his 
room in sadness," soph- 
omore Caleb Burkey 
said. "I loved acting for 
that scene. Listening 
to everyone in Chalfant 

Heatber Mead"'^^^^^ 

laughing at that was the 
absolute highlight of the 
.show for me." Junior 
Matt Jones was in- 
volved for the first time 
this year. "My favorite 
part of getting involved 
was getting to know 
people," he said. "Ollies 
Follies is a ton of fun, 
and it really brings the 
campus close together. 
Literally, they pack us in 
there pretty tight." 



m 1 


"A group of us had been in the planning process since May, " said senior Lauren Beatty. 
"The whole week before the show we practiced dances, reworked the music, and con- 
structed props every night. The fact that this was our final year definitely gave us an extra 
kick of motivation to make the show awesome. We wanted large group numbers, with fairly 
simple choreography fun and upbeat music, professional level videography, and some 
large, distinct props. By our senior year, we got good at figuring out who is talented in 
certain areas. We did a great job at playing to strengths. " 

►Juniors Tyler Sowards 
and Blaire Toms repre- 
sent Rachel Berry and 
Finn Hudson from the 
hit show Glee, (bb) 
►Alex King breakdanc- 
es to "Bangarang" dur- 
ing the seniors' alien ab- 
duction, (bb) 
► Ryan Lutz and other 
members of the freshman 
class danced to "Gang- 
nam Style." (bb) 
►Juniors Amanda Price 
and Steven Beckham 
finish their stage per- 
formance with arms 
raised, (bb) 

^ to drawTfDffulecacles of Broadwafmusicals, the 
onstage are endless^Btrt^ fun as singing and dancing rnigtifberHiere is still always work 
to be done. Jamison Burchfield said, "I really like the amount of independent work that is required, because it 
pushes me to try and do my best." For most of the performers, being up onstage is a passion of theirs. They have 
been raised in the theater, and enjoy belting out songs or dancing for the audience to see. "I get to strengthen 
friendships and perform music," said Ben Geeding. "It's perfect." Even the people behind the scenes have 
pressure to perform their duties well. Choreographer Anna Reed said, "Broadway Revue has enabled me to 
interact with the cast more while perfecting the dances." Director Ron Gamache added, "I have to take care of 
the set, our tech crew and to direct six of the numbers in the show." After weeks of hard work, the cast finally gets 
to see improvement. "It is amazing to see how far the final product is from where we first began," Ben Geeding 
explained. For Reed, the best moment "is when the cast finally comes together and lives for 
'^V^^ the moment that they get to perform." The cast has four performances spanning two days. 
A ^^►After four standing ovations at the end of each show, there was finally a chance to relax and 
p^^^ revel in the glory of the stage.With another successful year in the books, the cast and crew 
are already looking forward to their next performance. "The whole experience is special," 
Geeding said. As Gamache summed it up, "Each year is a new and exciting adventure." 



This year's Broadway Revue is a little bit different than the previous. The cast and crew looked at what 
they can do to market the show better and attract more people to the performances and decided on 
making t-shirts for the show. Ron Gamache said, "It is our goal each year to improve on the year before 
and introduce something new. " The shirts were being worn by all the cast members of Brodaway Revue 
on the first day of performances with the idea that the awareness of Broadway Revue will increase. 

these shirts being seen around campus, it's safe to 
assume that next year's Broadway Revue will have 
even more people aiming to be a part. 

►The cast strikes a pose for its final number, There's No ► Hannah Jacobson performs her solo act 
business Like Show Business", (cl) from "Chicago" which brought the crowd to 

their feet, (cl) 
► Allysa Mol sings about facebook in "Be My Friend", (cl) 

►There was plenty of tough choreography 
!► Elizabeth Link shows her intensity in her number from from "Side by Side by Side", (cl) 
Spring Awakening", (cl) 

room was dim 
Ihe night of coronation, 
mainly lit by the small bulbs 
that surrounded the catwalk off 
the main stage. The women 
of the 2012 senior class had 
been narrowed down to five: 
Cassidy Lancaster, Allison 
Wiseman, Taylor Polatas, 
Whitney Means, and Lauren 

"It was an honor to be 

chosen by the peopteTknow 
in the junior and senior class," 
said Means. "That means the 
most that people value what 
God has been guiding me to 

As the court made 
their way to the stage, women 
in white dresses and men in 
grey suits with a purple tie, 
they were each introduced 
with a short biography and 
a collage. Each woman on 
the court was also asked a 
question to show the audience 
more about them. Beatty said, 
"When asked what I would do 
after graduation I replied, 1 will 
go wherever God sends me 

Heather Mead 
and be awesome.' It 
made everyone 
laugh pretty hard." 

Lancaster was asked 
about her mission trips. "I 
remember God saying, This 
is step one of what I have for 
you.'" She shared with the 
audience that God showed her 
that missions is what she'll be 
doing with her life. 

Means was the third 
one to take the stage, accom- 
panied by her husband. As 
his biography was being read, 
all she could do was shake her 
head when others learned that 
he loves to sing for Orpheus 
choir, in the shower, and 

everywhere else. 

"I didn't know anyone 
at Olivet or the state as an 
incoming freshman. I only 
knew one Nazarene," said 
Means. She told herself that 
she would not get involved 
much in college like she was if 
high school, but she ended up 
breaking that promise. 

Polatas also traveled 
abroad. "In my time in Ecua- 
dor, I learned how to truly de- 
pend on God because I wasn' 
with my family and friends. I 
appreciate Olivet's community 
so much." 

The theme of this year 's coronation was shim- 
mer, based off of 2 Corinthians 3: 18-" And we 
all, who with unveiled faces contemplate the 
Lord's glory, are being transformed into his 
image with ever-increasing glory, which comes 
from the Lord, who is the Spirit. " As Madison 
Leeseberg, the vice president ofWRL, said, 
the women of that night were the women who 
shined the most. They shimmer amongst their 
classmates. "The night included music with 
the theme of being a shining light for Christ, " 
said Cassidy Lancaster, a Homecoming queen 

The last to take the stage was 
\llison Wiseman. "Olivet has offered so 
nany opportunities and placed so many 
)eople in my life. It's great how God 
las placed gifts in my life and expanded 
hem further than I could imagine. [With 
)rpheus's mission trip], we were placed 
bless other people but we had been so 

As the women walked down the 
;atwalk, a recording from the women's 
larents played. Pictures were shot, piano 
nusic played, and people cheered the 
vomen on. 

"My favorite parts were hearing 
^y mom's special message while I walked 

down the runway and seeing all my friends 
afterwards," said Lancaster. She also 
enjoyed praying with the court. 

"Before the event started the ten 
of us circled up and prayed together, it was 
definitely the best part of the night," said 
Polatas. "I can't remember exactly who 
came up with the idea, but it was one of 
the members on court." 

At the end of the night, Wiseman 
was crowned 2012 Homecoming Queen 
by 201 1 's queen, Shelby Miller, and given 
a red cape and another bouquet. The 
others were then crowned by select WRL 
members. They all shimmered. 

► Lauren Beatty explains why she 

chose a major that will let her travel, (bb) 

► Taylor Polatas glided down the runway 
as she listened to her parents' recorded 
words of encouragement, (bb) 

► Rev. Randy and Nancy Dodd host this 
Homecoming event, (bb) 

Homecoming began on 
Halloween with Coronation, where 
Allison Wiseman was crowned queen 
and Cassidy Lancaster, Lauren Beatty, 
Whitney Means, and Taylor Polatas 
were crowned as members of her 

"I love that Homecoming 
coronation is such an enjoyable time 
for the court," said Madison Leeseberg, 
VP for WRL. The court members all 

looked back on their years at Olivet 
backstage, and Leeseberg noticed 
that all those stories revolved around 
community. "Coronation is a beauti- 
ful coming together of the leaders on 
campus to discuss what they have 
accomplished together, as a class, as 
leaders, and as individual," she said. 

The next day two hundred 
people gathered for Occupy Ludwig, 
where the alumni board served free 
pancakes. "The event was super fun," 
Hanna Rowen said. "You walk into 
the cafeteria greeted by dozens of 
Alumni and Dr. Bowling, then eat as 
many pancakes, sausage, eggs, and 
biscuits and gravy you want." 

"It was a good way to spend 
a Thursday night," Joe Schindel said. 
"I was able to walk right up and get 
food. I went up three times to get 
several rounds of pancakes and other 

breakfast foods." The day also in- 
cluded a Powder Puff Football, where 
women of every class competed. 

On Friday students, alumni 
members, and faculty gathered for 
Homecoming chapel. Awards were 
given away. The Homecoming queen 
and her court were introduced. The 
Olivetians performed. Dr. Gary Allen 
Henecke, an Olivet graduate, gave the 
message. His wish was that if students 
were to remember anything, it would 
be that, "God's promise is always right 
now. Time is our problem. With God, 
the time is always now." 

There was also a women's 
and men's basketball game. On 
Saturday more sports occurred: the 
last football game, women's volleyball, 
and the 28th annual Wendy Parsons 
5k run. 

F^ II * 
















rivc) hundred people showed up to Occupy Olivet, where members of the alumni board gathered together 
to serve free pancakes and breakfast "Last year was the first pancake feed. They didn't advertise very 
much for it and there were huge lines, " Joe Schindel said. "There were probably forty members of the 
alumni board there working and greeting. 'That year the line was backed up all the way to the library, " 
Hannah Rowen said. Limiting the number of students this year made a difference. "They ran out of pan- 
cakes after the first couple hundred people last year This year was much smoother, faster, " Rowen said. 
There were pancakes for everyone. 

► Hannah Williams takes advantage of the 
free pancake dinner and gets an opportunity 
to meet Dr. Bowling, (cl) 

► Olivet and Trinity International University set 
up to begin a play, (cl) 

► The ONU Cheerleading squad peps up 
the crowd during the Homecoming basl<etball 
games, (cl) 

►The candidates and the escorts shimmer on 
stage as well as throughout campus, (bb) 



'*w^ ' 



ft. ^^ft^^B«[) 





I ^^ 


► Breanna Fetkavich, Melissa Buseth, and Melinda 
Jones dress as a Barrel of Monkeys, (cl) 
►The characters from Beauty and the Beast win the 
overall contest, (cl) 



As Matt Smith took 
to thestage dressed as Kore-.. 
an pop star Psy, singer of 1he 
ultra-popular Gangnam Style, 
he told students to relax, take 
astudj^reak, and enjoy the 
nii^' ■ 

ONU Jazz Band adding some 
atmospheric background 
noise, the Candy Costume 
Fest was in full swing. Some 
members dressed up as 
ferent characters from The 
Blues Brothers. 

The orange light- 
ing scheme made Chalfant 
Hall into a spooky yet inviting 
place to spend a chilly Oc- 
tober night. Cornstalks and 
pumpkins set up on hay bales 
across the back of Chalfant 
helped to set the mood. 

Stu€lejTts enjoyed appearing as the "Sexy 
jTiingHrlgand catchifig.up after Man," a YouTube sensStion. 
a long week^pf work, butlha... TJ^e 'judges, led by 

main attraction^as^the differ- ^Paige^l/Vatson, h^cPSome 
■-0ht costume contests.^" ----,.,^^^^ tough decisiotkro make 
,^-^a1\^ay&J[ke seeing^-veb^hough the smglL-grotip' 
the "creative costurriBS-4hat category only^had^out ten 

ntries, the pair categoi 
over twenty andjl 
...category hadnearly fifty. _ -^ 
"I thougiitit was a 
good chancr'to get some 
taughsf said Austin Hill, who 
dressed as an Olivet black 

When all the smoke 
and dust and villains and he- 
roes cleared, the overall win- 
ners came from the medium 
group category, as characters 
from Beauty and the Beast. 

Once again, the stu 
dents found a way to make 
a chilly October night into a 
warm experience with food 
and friends. 

students. show4igwith," sai' 
Rachel Kearney .^^^"--^..^^^ 

Ln-4he^ midst oTthe- 
usuaP'^genius, ItieJooming 
"efection prompted a few polit- 
ical-themed disguises. Presi- 
dent Obama and Mitt Romney 
entered in the pair category. 

But there was much 
more variety than just Demo- 
crats and Republics. Internet 
horror sensation Slenderman 
joined Quailman from the tele- 
vision show Doug, and Bane 
from blockbuster movie The 
Dark Knight Rises made an 
appearance as well. 

"I think it's best to 
dress as something that the 
majority of people have seen 
before," said Lucas Sanor 
who stole hearts last year by 



Most of the snacks provided were your typical IHalioween goodies. Different types of 
candy were tiirown into giant bucl<ets and bowls of popcorn were set on tables. But the most 
interesting item was Dunkin Doughnuts' famous Munchkins. 

"I seriously can't stop eating these. I don't know the last time I've had one," said An- 
drew Oliver. Sydney Morehead agreed, "They plop perfectly into the mouth and have a sweet 

_j sugary taste". Students were 

allowed to have as much food 
as they wanted, which led to 
mass pandemonium around 
the munchkin bowls. 

► Sarah Renee Zylstra and 
Tori Miulli dress up as Mario 
and Luigi. (cl) 
■ ►Will Meitzler and Truitt 
Murro wear their Bunsen and 
Beaker costumes, (cl) 
(►Allison Walsh and Michael 
Bishop win the pair category 
as Herman and Lily Munster. 

► Dana McMahan and Ben Holt 
dress as a pair of legos.(cl) 

On the North Shore of 
thing can happen; even 
a midnigtit visit from a mysterious bur- 
.glar who turns out to be a messenger 
from God. This fall, the Olivet Nazarene 
JUfiiversity theatre department brought 
together a cast of eight, hours of com- 
edy, and a show that no one will forget. 
Neil Simon's play God's Fa- 
vorite is a modern telling of the story of 
Job, a comedy of Biblical proportions, 
a blessed man whose faith is tested by 
^^^ God. As in the 

^^^^^^^ familiar bibli- 

^^^^^^^- - tale, "Joe" 

^ ^r W ^ "^^^^ has life turned 
■ M ^ w ^^^^ upside down 
H H ^r ^^.^^^ when he refus- 

H B.^n^^B ^^ ^° renounce 

► Chelsea Risinger and Andy Breedan playing Mady and 
Morris hear something outside, (bb) 

► Sydney Lipton played by Samuel Cullado answers the 
messenger from God. (bb) 

► Nick Allen reveals himself as the messenger from 
God. (bb) 

the name of 'God, always and 
forever claiming that he is still, 
despite everything, loved , ancT"^^^-. 

NickAHeffhad the pleasure of 
playing the vivacious role of Sidney Lip- 
ton, God's messenger to Joe. "I loved 
how it was such a simple message 
conveyed in a funny, modern way," he 
said. He particularly enjoyed the first re- 
hearsal in which he released his fake cry 
on Director Cohagen and the cast. "He 
laughed so hard, everyone did," Nick re- 

Kristina Kirkham and Ron 
Gamache also pulled laughs from the 
audience with almost every line. "Be- 
ing in front of a supportive audience is 
what makes me love it so much," she 

explainBdrJlAt thejsame time there is 
something mQcffmore powerful than 
the laughs; the community of cast and 
crew members on and off the stage." 
The drama backstage was almost as 
fun as what happened onstage, in- 
cluding some crazy renditions of Nicki 
IVIinaj's song "Starships." 

With a total of six performanc- 
es, the students were blessed to be 
able to share their love of theatre with 
Olivet's campus and the community. 

art I ►Joe Benjamin repremends his son David, played by Mile Cullado. (bb) 
I ►Tlie cast of God's Favorite smiles for the camera, (bb) 
I ► The Messenger from God warns Joe of future tests from the Lord, (bb) 
I ►Sarah, played by Kristina Kirl<ham, acts out a story, (bb) 

► Taylin Frame sings the 
alto part of The Messiah. 

► Dr. Bell conducts the 
orchestra, (cl) 

► Seth Lowery and David 
Rice sing the male parts 
of The Messiah, (cl) 

In the music world, practice makes perfect. For Handel's 
Messiah, the different musicians needed to spend a lot of time 
practicing in order to be preform. 

"The Orchestra meets three hours a week starting in late 
October," said Josh Ring. That's right. The Orchestra begins prac- 
ticing almost two months before the performances begin. After a 
few weeks, the soloists start to work with the orchestra. 

"It's not until the week of the performance that we actually 
practice with all the choirs for the first time," said Ring. 
^^^ "These pieces have been in 

^^^^^^^ my repertoire for a while, but 

^^^^^^^^4^^ we practice so much, it's tough 

^L ^^^ W •^^ to estimate how much time we 
^H W^w M W^T^ put into them," added Ashley 
^^k B^^^^^ I Raffauf. Just because every- 

^^^n^^m ^^V ^o^y starts practicing early 

doesn't mean that it's a cakewalk of material. 

"Orchestras of today don't play the same way as they did 
hundreds of years ago. Instruments and techniques are all radically 
different from the music of today," said Josh Ring. 

"I was truly honored to be chosen to be the soprano soloist 
this year. We all want to be as great as possible. This means that 
we have to focus on all the little things that can transform a perfor- 
mance from good to great," said Ashley Raffauf. 

The favorite part of all the members is consistent. "It's 
so much fun to perform great music with talented musicians. The 
lyrics taken directly from Scripture are so incredibly powerful and 
beautiful," said Josh Ring. 

"I am literally singing the gospel word for word from Scrip- 
ture. There are very few opportunities for that to ever happen as a 
performer," said Ashley Raffauf. 


^ ' ^ 


thousands of audience members watching, most people 
would be nervous. But thanks to copious amounts of prac- 
tice, the members of the choirs and orchestra don't feel much 

"It's always calming to have my friends and family supporting 
me the entire way, " said Ashley Raffauf. 
"If I mess up, there's so much going on that no one in the 
audience will hear my mistakes... At least that's what I tell 

myself, " said Josh Ring. 

►The low strings play alongside Dr. 
Young on the organ.(cl) 
► Ashley Rafauff takes her solo.(cl) 
►The combined choirs and orchestra 
make a wonderful sound, (cl) 

► Rachel Domaoal, Rebekah Hernandez, and Sarah 
Ward pose with their photobooth props in the caf- 
eteria, (jc) 

►Aaron Crane, Sarah Cochran, Molly Shirosky, and 
Michael Nielsen take a break from their studies to em- 
brace some Christmas spirit at a coloring table, (jc) 

On thefligfit of December 1 1 , hours before tfie opening of tiig'''^ 
Rec Center, Olivet's Cfiristmas party came to Ludwig. 

^ Students in their Life at Olivet 12.12.12 shirts lined the hall- 
ways as they entered the drawings that would take place at midnight 
on the steps of the new building. 

Joseph Schindel helped set up different areas in Ludwig that 
housed many different events at once. 

Common Grounds held punch, 
coffee and chocolate fondue with 
angel food cake, strawberries, 
marshmallows, pretzels, and pine- 
► the cafeteria held many activities 
from coloring and taking pictures 
in a photo booth to making gin- 
gerbread houses and playing with 

A wide assortment of food also lineCHfie cafeteria. Students 
dished loaded potatoes, meatballs, and cheese and crackers onto their 
plates in the buffet line and puppy chow, seven-layer Jell-O, cupcakes, 
Chex mix, and cookies from the tables and island on the sides. 

Downstairs people played Dance Dance Revolution in the 
Red Room and what used to be The Zone. Bingo numbers were 
shouted out to the students huddled in a circle at multiple square tables 
in the Red Room. 

Ashley Wagner attended this all-exclusive Olivet event, taking 
advantage of the photo booth, food, music, and friends. "I went to [the] 
party as a way to take a break from studying and enjoy time with friends 
before we all took finals and headed back home," Wagner said. 

Sarah High also took advantage of the night's opportunities, 
making stockings, using the photo bootn, and enjoying the chocolate 
fountain. "I love the events that we all get together as one in the cam- 
pus. It's a lot of fun and especially during the Christmas season." 





Hundreds of students tiuddled togettier on a cold Wednesday evening to celebrate tlie opening of ttie 
new Student Life Recreation Center Even tfiougfi tfie wind was tiowling, spirits were as iiigh as tiie build- 
ing towering over them. 

Witti tfiree stories and a basement, ttie new Rec Center has something for everybody. "I'm going to enjoy 
swimming laps along with the hot tub and lazy river the most, " said Jordan Carstens. "Not ha ving to worry 
about basl<etball courts being taken means I can shoot hoops whenever I want, " said Andy Moore. The 
basement offers some more alternative ways to pass the time such as skee-ball and the monstrous four- 
story rock wall. 
"I've never tried climbing before, but then again, it's never been free to use, " added Carstens. 

As the students poured into the 
building at 12: 12 am on Decem- 
ber the 12th, smiles were seen 
on every face. With a new place 
to enjoy friendship and fitness, 
the Rec Center will surely be a 
hub for years to come. 

!► Stephanie Grossoehme 
and Ashley Sarver enjoy 
some snacks, (jc) 
!'► Part of the Sophomore 
class council makes crafts 
at one of the many activity 
tables, (jc) 

► Jenna Engselsen and Jer- 
emy Height enjoy their lives 
(at Olivet, (jc) 
>► Haleigh Shouse and Taylor Menzel search their bingo cards for the called number, (jc) 


"I, personally, loved teaching the guys the dance that 
they performed at the show. It was so great to see them 
out of their element and having fun. The personalities of 
the guys in the competition this year were not only hilari- 
ous on stage, but they were comedic offstage as well. 
Their renditions of the moves I was teaching them and 
their witty comments never failed to leave me laughing. " 
- Madison Leeseberg 

There are^ few moments of ttie school 
year that define campus culture at Olivet, like 
-Mr. ONU. Each year, two freshmen, two soph- 
omores, two juniors, and two seniors compete 
against each other'-forthe scintillating title of 

^..^--'^The theme of this year's competition 
was "A Day in the Life," prompting the contes- 
tants to choose a persona and display a day in 
that person's life. Madison Leesberg, the VP of 

tial Life, 
and her 
council are 
sible for 
putting to- 
gether Mr. 
ONU, said, 

SM} is a gOys^beauty pageanfin which 
each guy^ornpetes in fivecategories: dance,, 
"videp, talent, 'best in shorts,' and jnterview. Mr. 
ONU is not only a pageaDtrboflt is a comedic 
competition among eight guys to see who will 
be deemed the 'manliest' man at Olivet." 

Lucas Fritch gave insight into a day 
in the life of a Public Safety Officer. Jimmy Wil- 
liams showed the day in the life of the notorious 
Olivet Squirrel. Caleb Burkey reached for the 
stars by trying to be Dr. Bowling. Mike Har- 
rington followed in the footsteps of the Missing 
Link by portraying a Bigfoot Hunter. Andrew 
Sayre depicted the entertaining Richard Sim- 
mons. Matt Jones, the winner of Mr. ONU, cre- 
ated the character of the ONU concierge. Seth 
Means played to his strengths by showing the 
day in the life of an ONU Married Man and Lu- 
cas Sanor took a role as the ONU Bachelor. 

d^ how doesjife-ctlange for the 
Mr. ONU c6nTestant?^'tucas Sanor said, "My 
life has been flung into a swirling torrent of 
pain and eternal singleness in which women 
intentionally step off the sidewalk in order to 
avoid contact with me when I'm walking to 
class. I've come to the conclusion that women 
no longer speak to me out of fear that I might 
reject them." Matt Jones, the 2012-2013 Mr. 
ONU, said, "Life as Mr. ONU is a blast. It isn't 
however, all fun and games. There are a lot of 
responsibilities that accompany this position. I 
am now the advisor to both Woody Webb and 
Dr. Bowling. The best part of it all is knowing 
that I'm keeping this place together. But seri- 
ously, it is an honor and a privilege that I don't 
take lightly." 



► Mr. ONU 2012 Jeremy Height crowns Matt Jones at the end of the competition, (jc) 

► Caleb Burl<ey serenades a cardboard cut-out of Dr. Bowling during the talent por- 
tion of the competition, (jc) 

►Jimmy Williams gives liis best impression of an Olivet squirrel, (jc) 
►Andrew Sayre sings along to "It's Raining Men" for his talent, (jc) 

Every year, Men's Resi; 
dentiaLi4fe sponsors Manveifi- 

rra month-long event celebrat- 
ing the joys and perks of being 

rong and worthy men of Olivet 
Nazarene University through 
fierce competition, fellowship, 
and community. This year, Wom- 

-€rfs Residential life thought the 
women of Olivet deservedjust as 
much recognition and celebration - 
as the guys. 

For the first time ever. 
Women's Residential Life (WRL) 
deemed February 18-22 "Be 
Week," a week dedicated solely 
to Olivet women across campus. 

"Be Week is a week in 
which Women's Residential Life 
took time out of their week to ap- 
preciate the women on campus 
in a meaningful way," said Madi- 
son Leeseberg, VP of WRL and 
head of the brand-new event. 

Each day during lunch, 
members of WRL stood at a 

table. Each bag included a gift, a 
"mission," and a letter addressed 
to the women of Olivet and writ- 
ten by a female authority figure 
on campus. 

The week prompted 
women across Olivet's campus 
to Be Encouraging, Be in Fellow- 
ship, Be Vulnerable, and most 
importantly, Be Joyful. Be in Fel- 
lowship day's gift bag included a 
$1 Common Grounds coupon, 
encouraging women to grab a 
cup of coffee with a friend. 

"Today involves writing 

realize just how much they mean 
to you!" said junior Aimee Fish, 
enthusiastic about Be Encourag- 
ing Day. 

WRL concluded Be 
Week with Ladies' Night In, an 
event held in the Student Life and 
Recreation Center inviting Olivet 
women to gather together and 
celebrate being who they should 
be proud to be. This all girl event 
involved prizes, ice cream, volley- 
ball, crafts, and the ever-popular 
Zumba, promoting dance, fun, 
and joy to all. 

►I^ Brianna Lomas helps pass out the Be Week bags in Ludwig during 

lunch Incurs, (mf) 

^ Madiscn Leesberg, VP of WRL, plans the Be Week events and 

passes out gift bags, (mf) 

^ Ladies Night Includes many different activities Including Zumba, 

Line Dancing, (s) 

Ai: luckless florist shop em- 
ployee, a plant that thrives on human 
blood, a sa[jistic dentist, and Motown 
musip. These wer^p a few of the 
elemjents ol Olivefs Spring Musical, 
LittlelShoppf Horbrs. The musical 
is based off of thel 1 960 film, though 
knov^n widely for the 1 986 film 
directed by'FrankjOz. The musical 
tells jhe stc^ry of SSeymour Krelborn, 
an oilphan and employee of a failing 
florist shopbn Skid Row. But when 
Seyrtiour oJDtains b carnivorous 
plantj'that hb names Audrey II, the 
shop gets back orji its feet due to the 
growjng fadne of the Audrey II. But 
the plant's kppetitfe for human flesh 
groWs vorapiouslvi along with the 
ensuing consequences. 

Tjie musical showcased a 
I variety of talented actors and 
actrefeses. pne of|the featured actors 
was none other than Professor Mark 
Bishpp, who said fhat he has been a 

long-time fan of the musical. "It was 
definitely something I've wanted to 
do since highschool. When I saw 
that it was going to be put on at 
Olivet, I jumped at the opportunity." 
Ben Geeding, who played Seymour, 
said, "My favorite part about playing 
Seymour is that he did exactly what 
everyone else would have done 
if they were in his shoes. He was 
completely poor, in love, and had 
a chance at success." Wes Taylor, 
who played Audrey II, said that his 
favorite part of the musical was the 
efficiency. "We ran the show without 
stops for almost three weeks before 
the production, so we had the flow of 
the show down really well. That can 
be the most difficult thing to figure 
out, so it was a blessing having that 
come together so quickly in this 

Professor Jerry Cohagan, 
the director of the musical, had 
been wanting to put together the 
show for some time, "It's a great 
show— creepy-fun. I had the right 
people in place and I knew we could 
do a great job with it." And they did 
just that. The show encapsulated 
an enormous reservoir of talent and 
entertained the audiences with ease. 
After all, Motown grooves and a 
carnivorous plant are the essential 
ingredients to a magnificent musical. 

► Seymour Krelborn, played by Ben Geed- 
ing, and Audrey, played by Lillian Guenseth, 
are both suprised by how much Audrey II has 

► Mark Bishop as Orin Scrivello- D.D.S. sings| 
about being a dentist with Crystal, Ronette 
and Chiffon, (bb) 

► Seymour iiolds Audrey as she takes her 
last breath, (bb) 


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► Mr. Mushnik, played by Seth Lowery, offers to 
adopt Seymour as his son. (bb) 

►Ashley Sarver, Alyssa Norden, and Taihia Ed- 
dins close the curtain on Audrey II to end the 
show, (bb) 

► Mark Bishop holds laughing gas as he sings 
about being a dentist, (bb) 

► Ben Geeding pets Audrey II, played by Wes 
Taylor and Nick Allen. (bb) 

► Ben Geeding and Lillian Guenseth become a 
part of Audrey II. (bb) 

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"My favorite scene was the dentist's deatti 
scene. Playing opposite of Prof. Bisfiop 
was a iot of fun. He aiways brougfit so 
mucti energy to ttie stage and committed 
to wiiat tie did. " -Ben Geeding 

"I alone cannot change the world, but I can^ 
cast a stone across the waters to create 
many ripples." 

► Mother Teresa 


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Mondays mean 
the beginning of a long 
week, most every weel<. 
But this gives all the more 
reason for students to 
fellowship and worship in 
the Warming House each 
lylonday night at Party with 

I Entirely student 
l^d, f^arty with Jesus 
imq to "provide a loving, 
ncduraging, supportive, 
tud6nt-led place where 
veryone feels welcomed 
fo come and grow in their 
Walkjwith the Lord," said 
(Pal Samuelson. He and 
ijCatel Wilson are the leaders 
of Party with Jesus. 

hey organize the music 
and jnusicians, facilitate 
and organize the vision 

and direction of Party with 
Jesus through speaking, 
guide those who want 
to speak, and pray. "My 
favorite aspect of Party 
with Jesus," said Cal, "is 
the honesty, openness, 
and sincerity of everyone 
who comes, which I believe 
is fostered by the gentle, 
loving, and humble Spirit 
of God Himself as He is 
present there with us." 

Party with Jesus 
begins and ends with 
music, with a time of 
speaking, and the studying 
of the Word. 

"I really like what 
Cal and Kate have done," 
said Ian Morley, an electric 
guitar player for Party 
with Jesus. "There is a 
definite relation between 

the music and the speaking 
where the music is used 
as a response to the 
message. The emphasis 
is on both teaching and 
music. It engages mind and 

For some, Monday 
nights signify the fresh 
advent of stress that will 
last through the week. 
There are deadlines, 
papers, and tests weighing 
down the shoulders of 
the student body. But at 
Party with Jesus, the willful 
response is with songs of 
worship and the studying 
of the Word as one, 
growing as a community of 




The heart and 
the head— these have 
been the points of focus 
for chapel during the 
2012-2013 school year. 

The fall semester 
drew a focus to the 
heart, its renewal, and 
whom it belongs to. 
The spring semester fo- 
cused on the head and 
the question, "Who do 
you say I am?" posed 
by Jesus to Peter. 
"How you answer that 
question is how you 
view Christianity," said 
Rev. Mark Holcomb, 
the University Chaplain. 
Chapel plays a vital role 
in Olivet culture, where 

talking points for the 
entire week are given 
by guest speakers or 
Chaplain Holcomb. 
"Chapel is an indica- 
tor of what happens 
on campus," he said. 
"What happens [in 
chapel] is a result of 
what is cumulating on 
campus. It's an expres- 
sion." This 
year, chapel took a 
noticeable change after 
Jonathan Burkey left his 
position as chapel wor- 
ship coordinator to pur- 
sue a Master of Divin- 
ity at the University of 
Chicago. Joey Ramirez 
took the position and 

succeeded, meeting ex- 
pectations with natural 
talent, acquired skill, 
and a mind towards 

"I have some 
big shoes to fill," Joey 
said. "Jonathan and I 
are different. We grew 
up listening to differ- 
ent music and we pick 
different songs." But 
Joey knew that chapel 
isn't all about style and 
He viewed 
his newly 
duty as 

nator as a position to 
provide the 2012-2013 
chapel services with an 
"expectant spirit," where 
there can be consisten- 
cy without predictabil- 
ity—where students can 
enter chapel knowing 
that the spirit will be 
present, but through a 
variety of means of pos- 

"We want to create 
space to let God do 

what he wants to do," 
said Chaplain Holcomb. 
"We never talk about an 
expected response for 
a chapel. We lay it out 
and see what happens." 
As different speakers 
with different messages 
pass through Centen- 
nial Chapel, the student 
body is always willing 
to listen and to respond 
with an "expectant" 

► Mark Mittelberg 
equipped students to 
defend their faith using 
logic, (bb) 

► Students sing in a wor- 
ship choir in October, (eb) 

► Chaplain Holcomb 
leads chapel services 
and introduces speakers, 

^^ Aaron Buchanen helps lead worship dur- 
ing a January chapel, (bb) 
► Kaitlyn Pierce brings a special touch to 
the music with her violin, (bb) 
►Th^ chapel band wear their Life at Olivet 
shirts in preparation of the grand opening of 
the Student Life Recreation Center, (cl) 

Andy Jerrick 

Organizing a revival 
service is a tougii job, but Col- 
lege Church is up to the task. 
They carry the load of the ex- 
penses, so the task of asking 
a particular speaker is their 

"The decision is done 
in collaboration with the uni- 
versity. We always talk about 
names together and try to use 
a variety of speakers: men, 
women, young, and old," said 

Chaplain Mark Holcomb. 

The fall revival speak- 
er was Scott Daniels. Daniels 
spent 4 days preaching a 
combination of theology, his- 
tory, and sociology in his mes- 

"I had a really good 
time preaching at Revival. It 
was amazing to see every 
service packed and the re- 
sponsive spirit of students," 
Daniels said. 

With this revival hap- 
pening early in the school 
year, the students were revi- 
talized and motivated to have 
a great semester. 

"It was another great 
week of revival services, but 
this week was not the climax. 
The best days of the Kingdom 
are in front of us," said Matt 

►Scott Daniels uses a multi-pronged ap- 
proach to preach his message, (ah) 

► Students pray during cliapel. Servic- 
es were moved to Monday, Tuesday, and 
Wednesday, (ah) 

► Students and church members pacl( the 
College Church sanctuary during an eve- 
ning service, (ah) 

► Students worship with the congregation 
of College Church, (ah) 

►Wes Sprague leads worship to kick off 
each night, (ah) 



Something that will be re- 
membered for years. Su- 
sie Shellenberger took this 
toj heart. During her first 
service, she revealed a 
fifljy dollar Mersey's choco- 
late bar that she bought 
specifically for revival. 

[ The response 
frdm students was over- 
whelming. "I couldn't be- 
lieve she did that! What 
a start to the week," said 
Jeremy Height. 

"As soon as that 
happened, I was imme- 
diately looking forward to 

what else would happen," 
said Brad Palmer. Shel- 
lenberger continued on 
with a unique style of high- 
energy sermons that once 
again hit home. 

"We need to pay 
attention in ways that 
might be different than 
other times. The speakers 
knowing that makes them 
all the more memorable," 
said Holcomb. 


►Susie Shellenberger's energetically 
preaches her sermon, (ah) 
►Audrey Mikhail sings harmony with Kyle 
Owen, (ah) 

• ►Students are encouraged to come to 
the altar and pray, (ah) 

► Kyle Owen leads worship as 

a guest worship leader, (ah) 

► Jimmy Phillips, Martin Piper, 
and others sing their praises. 


Whether it's spreading the 
love of Christ through leading wor- 
ship, traveling to local homeless shel- 
ters, or serving with local pro-life preg- 
nancy centers, there are many ways 
for each student on Olivet's campus 
not only to find others who share the 
same passions for serving that they 
do, but also to carry out the specific 
ways in which they feel God has 
called them to open their arms and 
their hearts to those in need. 

Olivet Nazarene University is 
currently host to thirteen separate min- 
istries, serving various members and 

organizations throughout the commu- 
nity over the course of both fall and 
spring semesters. The populations 
that these ministries serve range from 
the elderly to disadvantaged children 
to intellectually delayed and disabled 
adults, plus many more, ensuring that 
no matter where a student's compas- 
sions lie, there is always a way to be 
involved and to serve. 

At the head of each individual 
ministry team sit various ministry co- 
leaders, who collaborate with class 
chaplains and the VP of spiritual life to 
form campus's Spiritual Life Council. 

This council, the members of which 
are elected by the rest of the student 
body each spring, serves the univer- 
sity campus through chapels as well 
as providing leadership with the vari- 
ous ministries on campus. 

"The ministry co-leaders are 
wonderful servant leaders on this 
campus that help pour into the lives 
of their fellow students," said Vice 
President of Spiritual Life and student 
director of Spiritual Life Council Jer- 
emy Height, "as well as into the peo- 
ple that they serve in our surrounding 

► Meghan Pipal opens a 
white elephant gift during a 
council meeting, (cl) 

► Lucas Fritch and Michael 
Poff socialize over break- 
fast before the council meet- 
ing begins, (jc) 

► Jeremy Height, Maria Isa- 
belli, and Gaylee Wagner set 
up and run all of the Spiritu- 
al Life Council Meetings, (cl 

► Emma Reutter and Land- 
on Williams listen as the 
leaders discuss upcoming 
events, (jc) 



Ludwig^main wyer, usually calm, inviting, and a simple means of getting 
from one place \to the other, has suddenly transformed into a jungle of curi- 
ous eyes, perky representatives, and more pamphlets and clipboards than 
ever before. Navigating this treacherous safari of compassion and servitude 
is daring and difficult^but worth it. Each fall semester, Spiritual Life Council 
hosts Olivet's Festival of Ministries, a vast sea of neatly arranged tables and 
colorful signs and posters to promote various opportunities for students to 
become involved in Serving Olivet and its surrounding community, encourag- 
ing everyone toi discover pot only their greatest passion, but how to carry it 
out in God's nafne. 

► Kyle Boone leads a devotion for 
the council, (jc) 

► Mark Lingall presents on a nation- 
wide evangelistic program, (jc) 

► Spiritual Life Council meets the first 
and third Monday of the month, (cl) 

► Ministry leaders connect during a 

council meeting, (cl) 


leg Dowel? 




If you've ever spent time with an individual who has a physi- 
cal or mental disability, you know of the daily challenges they face as 
they do their best to navigate the mainstreamed world around them— 
often on their own, sometimes hesitant or unable to ask for help. 

Members of Olivet's Best Buddies ministry transfer their love 
and compassion for individuals with disabilities by committing to form 
close one-on-one friendships with them. Partnering with Shapiro De- 
velopmental Center in Kankakee, ONU Best Buddies matches Olivet 
students with "buddies," residents of Shapiro who are interested in 
participating in and qualify for the program. 

"I decided to serve in the Best Buddies ministry because I was 
searching for a way to continue the 'inclusion revolution' of spreading 

► Devin Johnston decorates ornaments 
her buddy, (mm) 

► Janelle Lucas and her buddy take a break for 
hot chocolate, (mm) 

► Christy Sawdon and 
her buddy groove on 
the dance floor, (mm) 

► The Women's soc- 
cer team is presented 
with an award from 
Best Buddies, (mm) 

awareness forlhe capabilitie&and deserving rights for peoplewitt^inv / 
tellectual and developmental disabilities," said senior Emma Reutter, 
College Buddy Director of the ONU Best Buddies chapter. 

Throughout the year, Best Buddies has worked hard to 
spread disability awareness around campus as well as within Shapiro. 
In December, the ministry sponsored a fundraiser in which students 
could buy "Candy Grams," candy canes with index cards attached 
relaying personal, hand-written notes to their closest friends. In March, 
Best Buddies once again launched their Spread the Word to End the 
Word campaign, allowing students thechance to commit to eliminating 
the use of the "r-word." 

Ministry members are required to commit to four contacts 

with their buddy per month— two 
face-to-face contacts and two 
other communications through- 
out. The ministry holds monthly 
events for Shapiro residents both 
at the facility and on Olivet's cam- 
pus, including a Halloween party, 
a December Buddy Ball, and a 
Valentine's Day celebration. 

"My favorite part of being 
involved in this ministry is creat- 
ing opportunities for our buddies 
to have a friendship with an in- 
dividual who genuinely cares for 
them," Reutter said. "They really 
experience God's love through 
their college buddy's commit- 
ment of friendship." 


ministries and service organization^, pro- 
vides an outlet for the compassionate 
to spread the lovq of Christine matter 
which way you show othfers you care. 

Compassionate ; Ministries |is an 
Olivet outreach miipistry that focuses pri-l 
marily on meeting the physical needs of 

In addition to weekly feibleistud- 

Meg Dowell 

Everyone shows compassion in ies and prayer meetings, Compassionate 
different ways. Sorpe give money. Some^ Ministries volunteered with local church- 
give time. Some give everything, jiist for es and community members, leading 
the sake of others. Olivet, home to many services, collecting canned goods for 

Center for Hope, and helping families in 
need of extra willing hands. 

"We simply view our ministry as 
the hands and feet of God," said Becca 
Reed, co-leader of Compassionate Min- 
istries. "We connect students from Olivet 
with each other, the community and 

people in the comrjiunity, mainly through i those in need through service projects 
projects to relieve huriger or through s and different events to show Christ's love 

and compassion for others." 

► Katie Reed prays for the 
ministry, (cl) 

► Simon Pheasant leads tiie 
devotional during their weekly 
Bible study, (cl) 

► Students take time to wor- 
ship during a Wednesday night 
meeting, (cl) 

► Brandon Maranion leads the 
group in worship, (cl) 



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Disciplers is an on campus ministry 
group tiiat travels twice a weel< to Hopl<ins 
Parl< to help out at the Bible Witness Camp. 
At the Bible Witness Camp ONU students get 
to teach K-8 graders about the love of Jesus 
and the Bible, and after the Bible study they 
play basketball and carpet ball along with other 
games. Many of these kids come from tough 
home situations. Pembrook Township ,where 
the Bible witness camp is located, is in one 
of the poorest areas in the 
country. Zachary Rasmuson 
said, "Disciplers gives Olivet 
students the chance to help 
build God's kingdom by be- 
ing a positive influence in kids' 
lives and teaching them about 

Disciplers strives to 
just be positive influences in 
these kids' lives and to help 

Jessica Morey 

lead the children to build strong positive rela- 
tionships with other children and to find a rela- 
tionship with Christ. 

Briana Wilkey said, "I feel so privileged 
to be able to see my girls from camp and it 
brings me so much joy to see their bright fac- 
es, receive hugs, and be able to share in their 

All these kids want to know that they 
are loved and wanted by people and by God. 


► Danielle Bolander helps 
at the Bible Witness 
Camp, (s) 

►The Monday night group 
meets outside Ludwig to 
carpool. (cl) 

► Eddie Driver spends 
time with a teen during a 
Disciplers event, (s) 

► Ministry members pray in Ludwig for a sue 
cessful and safe trip, (s) 

► Discipler volunteers take time out of their 
Wednesday night to serve, (s) \ 

Evangels is all about bridging the 
gap between the youth? and ithe elderly 
and having the twq generations coipie to- 
gether as one and llearn from feach other. 
Evangels is the nursing home niinistry 
on campus that goes to the Provena Our 
Lady of Victory nur&ing home each week; 
Evangels builds relationships wifi the 
residents at the nursing -homi Erirji Tay^ 
lor said, "I love elderly people; in general, 
and to be able to Spend tim^ withj their] 
each week is such lablessingj" I i 

Evangels lempflasizfe that all 
people are loved by God, and life's cir 

Jessica Morey 
cumstances may get in the way leaving 
the people of the nursing home longing 
for love and attention. When students 
with Evangels go to visit, the residents get 
very excited that they are there to spend 
time with them, just to talk and listen to 

Thomas Sanders said, "It has 
been a wonderful experience to meet 
people who have experienced so much. 
God has really used all of the Evangels 
to reach out to those who may have been 
left behind because of the circumstances 
of life." 

►Thomas Sanders makes 
cards for the people in the 
nursing home, (s) 
►Aimee Fish decides on 
the right color of paper for 
a card, (s) 

► Thomas Sanders and 
Erin Taylor lool< forward 
to going to see the resi- 
dents, (cl) 

► The students involved in 
the Evangles Ministry vist 
the nursing home on a 
weekly basis, (cl) 

Heather Mead 

Thirty to forty students 
gather every week in the rustic, 
cabin-lil<e Warming House to 
play games, worship, hear a 
speal<er, join each other in 
small groups, and share in a 
time of fellowship with other 
athletes. They learn from each 
other and build community with 
those who share two similar 
passions - God and sports. 

Their activities also 
spread out to others. "We try 
to send good luck cards out 
to sports teams, connect with 
coaches, connect with BBCHS, 
and fellowship combining our 
love for sports and God," said 
Cassie Brainard. 

Throughout the year, 
the group hosted Fields of 
Faith, had their annual Candy 
Craze, took part in a Christmas 
party, and went to a Major 
League Baseball game. 

Landon Williams' fa- 
vorite memory of this year was 
that MLB game. "Our leader- 
ship team went to a White Sox 
game vs. the Tampa Bay Rays 
to see former Olivet baseball 
player Ben Zobrist play. He 

saw us and waved to us in the 

The ministry's activi- 
ties are guided by 1 Corinthi- 
ans 9:24-27. "FCA exists to 
unify ONU athletes by offering 
dynamic worship experiences 
and coming together to train 
spiritually in order to be better 
equipped to spread the gospel 
through our God-given physical 
talents," Landon Williams said. 

"God and sports are 

► Dr. Bowling leads a group discussion, (s) 

► Paddy Hoepp, IVIicliael Da Silva, and John Nar- 
dozzi enjoy tlie Cliristmas party with Santa, (s) 

► Jacob Armbrust prepares to shoot a pong ball 
into a plastic cup. (s) 

two of my greatest loves, and 
essentially sports ministry 
is one of the most effective 
ways to spread the Gospel 
message," said Brainard. Her 
passion for sports ministry has| 
led her to be involved in FCA 
for the last 8 years. "I have 
been blessed by others pourinc 
into me as well as being able tj 
personally pour into others." 


► Landon Williams runs 
game in which Rachel Ke| 
arney was wrapped up ir 
toilet paper, (s) 

► Students athleticall\ 
pose with Santa, (s) 



Once a week, it's|hamrtier tinle - 
literally. Fifteen peoiile gather each week 
to work with Habitat lor Hijmanit^, helping 
families around the area "ifi Christian Ser- 
vice through building and remodel projects," 
Hope Olson said. | | i 

Felisha Scnolz said, "V\le can do 
anything from building a new hopse tc 
painting a room to basic yard work. Usually 
there is a couple projects and a building 
project where studeijits carp help; start jhe 
foundation for a houb-" These projedts 
also include paintind and yard work. 


Every year the ministry 
holds a big event on campus 
- a build day. "Olivet students 
gather in the school's chapel 
parking lot and put together 
the framing for the New Year's 
Habitat for Humanity Kankakee 
house. Then the framing gets 
transferred to the work site," 
Olson said. 

Robert Johnson marked 
the first work day as his favorite 
event this year. "That day we 
had over 30 people come out to 
help us serve and everyone worked really 
hard. We finished the job given to us in one 

Scholz reflected on another mo- 
ment entirely. "One of the projects consist- 
ed of sanding and painting, and by the time 
we finished sanding everyone looked a few 
years older because their hair was covered 
in white dust." 

Each member enjoys helping oth- 

► Jordan Garza drills a wall during 
a building project, (s) 

► Gwendolyn Payne helps finish 
the drywall in one of the homes, (s) 

► Kyle Knight, Treavor Dodsworth, 
and Brandon Juodikis tug the mate- 
rial to be used for the ceiling, (s) 

► Habitat for Humanity dedicates a 
house to a mother and her 
children, (s) 

Andrew derrick 

When people come to visit 
Olivet, one of the first things they 
notice is the abundance of church- 
es on and around campus. Each of 
these churches brings its own little 
quirk to quickly identify it as differ- 
ent. But, all the churches have the 
same goal: worshiping God. 

No matter what denomina- 
tion of Christianity you might be, 
there is a nearby church for you. 
"I really enjoy North Campus and 
Pastor Kendall Franklin. It's such 
an open and inviting place to 
spend some time with God," said 
Geoff Fuller. 

"I've been happy with all the 
different services I've attended. 
The point of all of them is to praise 
Jesus, so I always end up feeling 

great," said Sarah Jensen. 

It's not uncommon to see 
students working with the church 
youth group or even just giving their 
services to a church in an effort to 
help out. After all, Anne Frank, said 
"No one has ever become poor from 

► Michael Skinner helps lead worship during the service at College Church, (cl) 

► Students share their musical talents with the congregation of North Campus, (ah) 

► Students gather for a Superbowl luncheon at College Church of the Nazarene. (cl) 

► Ali Carter performs during a service at North Campus, (ah) 

The bands that participle in 
Lifesong might all have different merrii 
bers and a differient $ounc|, bu| theif 
primary focus is Ihe same. iTheir goa] 
is to worship with a conimuliity. | I 

"It doesnft matter! what thd 
church looks like as. long as God 
moves in a mighty way. The most im- 
portant part is whatever is heeded foi? 
the moment and iDeing usepl by God,'' 
said Rebekah Mqsselman. j | I 

You mighj thinll thai the band$ 
are comprised of| ministry rtiajors, but 
this is not the casb. "V\|e all jhavq roles 

to play in God's kingdom and it would 
be a waste for me not to offer whatever 
little talent I have to be put to use," said 
Josh McLaren. 

Changing the world is one goal 
that the Lifesong bands have, but they 
realize that this goal will take quite 
some time.'We just want to change 
the world one person at a time. I'm 
lucky to be working with people who 
share the same passion and vision to 
further the Kingdom of God," said Phil- 
lip Caffee. 

► Rebekah Musselman 
uses her musical talents 
to worship, (s) 

► When they are not per- 
forming, members of Life- 
song have fun playing 
games, (s) 

► Dustin Dehart plays 
drums for one of the Life- 
song bands, Noemata. (s) 

► The Other Servants, 
one of the Lifesong bands, 
is lead by Josh McLaren 
and Kylie McGuire. (s) 

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"Reaching the lost is 
the very nature of our redeem- 
ing God," said Jennifer McClel- 
lan, coordinator of Olivet's Mis- 
sions in Action, "and as Christ 
followers we are all called to 
be global-minded by giving our 
support, service, and our very 
lives for this purpose." This past 
year, students volunteered their 
time and effort in places such as 
Cuba, Guatemala, Indianapolis, 
Burkina Faso, Swaziland, and 
many others. 

Jimmy Phillips went 
to Melbourne, Australia with a 
group to work in the local com- 
munity. While there, the group 
worked with young children, the 
congregations and communities 
of five churches in the area, a 
teen youth group, a homeless 
ministry, and English learners. 
"We didn't do a lot of hands-on 
stuff to build the physical church, 
but we were still growing God's 
kingdom. It was so encouraging 
to see congregations as small as 
five people yearning for the com- 
munity found in the Church. To 
see people who were thirsty and 
hungry and were striving for the 
call of Christ was so uplifting," he 

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On the other side of 
the world, Drew Benson led an 
M.I.A. group to San Jose del 
Cabo, Mexico. While there they 
worked at a private Christian 
school painting, leading worship 
services, giving testimonies, and 
serving at a soup kitchen. "We 
did have one 'fun' day where 
we went to downtown Cabo and 
went snorkeling on the beaches 
there, but we actually had the 
most fun doing the things each 
day at the school or with the kids. 
Even the work-related days were 
really fun," he said. To Drew, one 
of the distinguishing aspects of 
the trip was "the powerful team 
unity that we enjoyed leading up 
to, during, and since we have re- 

Missions in Action lives 
up to its name, giving students a 
chance to offer their talents and 
abilities to people across the 
world, offering insight into God's 
presence in the world. "Facts 
and statistics become people 
and relationships," said McClel- 
lan. "God has a chance to get 
our attention and teach us new 
things that we cannot gain from 
our day to day environment." 



► Bekka Rogers plays with the children at 
an orphanage in Santa Barbara, Honduras, (s 

► The children of Thailand enjoy the presence 
of ONU students, (s) 

► Cassidy Lancaster bonds with a little girl 

on her trip to Honduras, (s) 

► The mission teams leads worship and 

plays games with the children in Paraguay, (s) 

tudents take a chance to admire the 
beauty of Monday Falls in Paraguay, (s) 
► The missions team sent to Africa is able 
to take a break to see some sights, (s) 

► Bra|ndon| Davby tilavelS to Africa for the third time 
with IVIissions in Action, (s) : 

► Student^ in Thailand spend time with children in 
orphanages, (s) | 

^ Michelle Boqker (connects with local children in 
Thailarid. (sj 

► Students in /^frica |travejl by bus to their various des- 


50 Olivet students. Jerome prayer at inmates' request, aneU^ Bible 

Combes Detention Center. Freedom. 

These are tlie words that can best 
describe Mission Possiblgr^n^^out- 
reach ministry that brings the Gospel 
to the men and women residing in this 
Kankakee detention center. 

The students strive to build relation- 
ships and bring hope by holding Bible 
studies when they visit on Monday, 
Tuesday, Friday, Saturday, and Sun- 

"We get to go in to the actual dorms 
of the inmates for two-hour segments 
and spend time with them without any 
barriers," said Jesse Dawson. The 
girls chat with the women inmates, and 
the boys meet with the men inmates. 

Chrissy Michaels said, "When we 
get into the areas we just start up a 
conversation about their lives, families, 
and interests, and usually they want to 
get to know you before they go in deep 
about themselves." 

The members focus their efforts 
on bringing each conversation back to 
spiritual matters. The rest of the time 
consists of group prayer, individual 

study..., --...^ ""^ 

The ministry also hosts a Chfjstmas 
and Easter party at the center. Unlil<e 
last year, Mission Possible was able 
to bring gifts to the inmates' children 
during the Christmas season, "it was 
a very special and eye-opening experi- 
ence," said Dawson. "This was tfie first 
time that I really got to see and hear 
stories from the people who have been 
impacted by having a family member 
who is incarcerated." 

Outside the jail, the ministry mem- 
bers meet once a month to share in 
a time of worship and prayer at Kel- 
ley Prayer Chapel. God placed these 
people on many of Mission Possible 
members' hearts for various reasons. 
Paige Schwartz said, "So many 
people look at these men and women 
and see nothing good. God's not like 
that though. He prides himself in taking 
something messy and making it some- 
thing beautiful." 

► Zachary Brown and Griselda Guzman 
hang out in the Ludwig lobby before an 
event, (ah) 

► Students laugh together before head- 
ing out for the evening, (ah) 

► Students on a car ride to the prison, 

► Only a few of the many Olivet students 
that are a part of Mission Possible, (ah) 






Heart forwlissioh spent this year grow- 
ing asa-group and preparing each other for the 
rrrission field. As the mission statement explains, 
"We exist to unite students who| have a passion 
for global missions and prepare them for a sur- 
rendered lif& of service to the Lord." 'i 
^_^,.^'''' "Garren and I started the year with the 
goal of bringing more meaning to the ministry 
and making it something; that would really chal- 
lenge the members and 'prepare them for their 
future Jn- missions," said fall co-leader Gassidy 
Lancaster. "Each week lye gave the students a 
challenge question to thirik about and Buring our 
weekly meetings we did a devotional that filled in 
the sentence 'A missionary...."' ^ A missionary is 
someone who is loving and someone who fights, 
for example. The fall sertiesterjalso fdcused on 
a specific country each mpnth : learning about the 
country, writing to missionaries in that country, 
and having a guest speal^r whcj had t^en there. 

Spiiing ; semester 
the ministry focused 
on tffree JDoints! of 
prepatiation, \ indlud- 
jing planting ichurctpes, 
|working with society's 
|outcast, and minister- 
ing to Children. | 
"Thbse I are the 

three people work with in the mission field. The 
lessons will give practical knowledge and train- 
ing so we can feel comfortable when we plant a 
church or orphanage," co-leader Rachel Devine 

Devine loves how much of a commu- 
nity H4M has become and how much they learn 
from one another from meeting once a week and 
writing letters to missionaries once a month. "We 
spent a lot of time praying for people in the field, 
countries we feel called to serve in and ones we 
have sen/ed in," Devine said. Megan McKinley's 
favorite memory with the group took place at 
their Christmas party. "We came together to eat 
"foreign food' and play games all while listening 
to music in unrecognizable languages." Kelsey 
Fisk enjoyed hearing from the guest speakers. 
I "Since my dream is to be a full-time missionary, 
: I enjoy the guest speakers the most. Having 
(professors come who have been on the mission 
field and can show us what it is really like is very 
I helpful." 

I Fisk looks forward to her times with 

Ithe ministry. "I know I will be hungry for people 
iwho understand the joy missions brings and the 
■sadness of being so far away from the ones you 
jlove. This is a unique group that encourages me 
to grow and challenge my own walk with Christ." 

► Brlittnef Killibn and Mike Harrington write letters to 
rjiissidnaries in tfie field, (ah) 

► Cassidy Lancaster and Garren Moore help lead Heart 

for Missions during the 
fall semester, (ah) 

► Lancaster asks the 
group what a mission- 
ary is. (ah) 

► The group shares a 
passion to be in the mis- 
sion field, (ah) 

As shrill winter weather 
turned campus into an icy Janu- 
ary snow globe, twelve brave 
souls met on a dreary Sunday 
afternoon in the midst of the qui- 
et to carry out their pre-planned 
mission— to stand as one body 
in preparation for the battle for 

At the start of Sanctity 
of Human Life week this winter, 
the university visibly reflected its 
support in the ongoing pro-life 
fight. Through the week Olivet's 
pro-life ministry Life Support pro- 
moted its cause through the tying 
of red ribbons on trees, selling 
water bottles and T-shirts, and 
providing a free showing of Oc- 
tober Baby. 

Formerly known as 
Olivetians for Life, Life Sup- 
port works to spread pro-life 
awareness both on campus and 
around the community through- 
out the school year. Volunteering 
at Living Alternatives Pregnancy 
Resource Center in Kankakee, 

as well as hosting a fall banquet 
and spring Walk for Life, mem- 
bers of the ministry hope that 
their efforts will make a differ- 

"We do whatever they 
need us to do at Living Alterna- 
tives to support them," said min- 
istry leader and senior Rachel 
Groters. "Putting together packs 
of diapers, hanging up baby 
clothes— whatever we can do to 

the group sponsors 
fundraisers, the 
funds go directly to 
Living Alternatives 
in order to help pro- 
vide women free 
counseling and an 
ultrasound when 
they first come to 
the center. After see- 
ing an ultrasound of 
their baby, 90% of 
women choose life 
over termination. 

► Rachel Groters helpes Life 
Support cover the campus in red 

to support pro-life causes, (ah) 

► Alii Chadwick ties a red ribbor 
around tlie tree in the quad to raise 
awareness during Sanctity of Human Life 
week, (ah) 

► Shelby Wegforth places fliers tc 
make the campus aware of theii 
cause, (ah) 
►The Life Support members suppor 
pro-life causes and volunteer at a lo 
cal Crisis Pregnancy Center, (ah) 

► Life support members work to edU' 
cate Olivet students about their cause 

One night a|year, Ulivet istudeifits ancj 
members of the surrdunding comrliunity'are in| 
vited to attend a night of musical and dramatiQ 
performances, showcasing j the fjard work o| 
two of Olivet's outreach ministries, lifesong and 
Modern Day Prophets. Free to the pub]ic, this 
event prepares memflers of lthese| ministries fof 
their long-awaited spring tra\iels. 

Modern Day; Prophets, foi'merly 

on Olivet's campus ajs Om|ga, isl an oiljtreach 

ministry that travels b various church6s and 

camps to spread th^ love i and knowledge of 

Christ through dramalic performances Slich a^ 

skits. I I 

Ministry members Derfor|n botl" popuj 

lar skits from groups such; as Sfcit Guys ancj 

soilietimes even write 

an^ perform original 

skits. "Eifher w^y, we 

always irfcorporate our 

ow creativity ipto the 

skijs wejperfoilm and 

make them out own,* 

said jurlior ij/lichael 

Kir|<patridk, on0 of thd 

miijiistry'si tearrj lead) 


As opposed to Omega's usual 4-5 
member teams. Modern Day Prophets now has 
two separate teams, each with six members. 
One of the teams is led by two members, Tyler 
Hamilton and Hannah Williams, while the other is 
headed by three leaders: Brianna Lomas, Shelby 
Van Buren, and Michael Kirkpatrick. 

The ministry's name change better re- 
flects the mission and purpose of Modern Day 
Prophets, symbolizing a refocus on quality of 
performance rather than quantity of members. 
Creating a smaller, core group of committed per- 
formers within the ministry allows members to 
foresee further growth in the near future, impact- 
ing lives through each member's love of drama. 

"Just about every time we travel, there 
are people that come up to us, sometimes in 
tears, and tell us how one of our skits really im- 
pacted them," Kirkpatrick said. "It's amazing to be 
used by God to touch others." 

Auditions are held during the first few 
weeks of each fall semester. Leaders are always 
looking for members who show a balanced com- 
bination of personality, acting ability, and a love 
for Christ— people who, in addition to working 
well with potential team members, show a pas- 


sion for drama and for God. 

► IMemberd of Modern Day Prophets bond over a pas- 
sion for acting and the Lord, (cl) 

► I Harlnah jWilNms practices one of the many sl<its 
Moderni Day Propihets performs, (cl) 

► Modern Day Prophets 
practice often to perfect 
the message, (cl) 

► The team brings 
Christ's message 
through their perfor- 
mances, (s) 

Party with Jesus al- 
lows for students to go and 
encounter God each week 
by digging deeper in their 
faith. It's a time for worship- 
ping, teaching, and fellow- 
shiping with fellow believers 
in Christ. The student-led 
ministry meets each Mon- 
day night in the Warming 
House to worship. 
Student leaders spend time 
selecting the music and 

making the party a mean- 
ingful experience. About 
150 people attend each 

"God is working in 
the lives of the students at- 
tending Party with Jesus, 
that makes people want to 
learn and mature more in 
their faith," said Cal Samu- 

Party with Jesus 
runs special services before 

Jessica Morey 
Thanksgiving which feature 
an open microphone. Stu- 
dents tell of the good things 
God has done for them. Be- 
fore Christmas break, the 
worship celebration turns 
into "Party with Baby Je- 
sus," where the focus is on 
the incarnation of our Lord. 
Party with Jesus is a 
great place to grow in your 
faith and fellowship with oth- 
er students. 

► Students take this time to worship as 
acommuntiy. (pm) 

► The Party with Jesus volunteers wel- 
come students as they arrive, (cl) 

► Alex Reiter plays the bass while shar- 
ing his talents through worship, (cl) 

► Lauren Leidahl plays keyboard dur- 
ing worship, (cl) 

► Kate Wilson leads worship each 


Prayer is an! es- 
sential part of our iBla- 
tionships with Cfirist. 
Prayer Warriors i^ a 
student-led ministry 
that allows anyone to 
come to Kelley Prayer 
Chapel on Thur^ay 
nights and worship 
and pray. Michael f^off 
said, "We seek (Bod 
and worship him, bnd 
then we pray." | 

come I to- 

gether |and|pray for 
ourj campus, events, 
and th^ burdens of 
the! stuclents. Prayer 
Wqrrior$ allqws group 
members to share the 
goQd things that God is 
doing within their lives 
eadh Week \ as well. 
Th^y piit on b 24-hour 
prater ^ventj in Kelley 
Prdyer thapel that al- 
lowb ail stifdents to 
cortie c^ut ahd partici- 
pate alcpng with other 
spi|itual|ife groups that 

Jessica Morey 

host each hour during 
the 24-hour time pe- 

Prayer War- 
riors gives students 
the opportunity to pray 
and talk with the same 
group of people each 
week. They encour- 
age all of the students 
to attend and be a part 
of this great ministry to 
share the love of God 
through prayer. 


►students gather together and pray, (jc) 
►Students meet in Kelley Prayer Chapel 

pray with friends, (jc) 

► Chris Umphryes leads worship during a 

)rayer session, (jc) 

► Matt Bieber and Brandon Maranion 
lift their voices in worship before they 
go into prayer, (jc) 

►Students lift their hands in praise 
and adoration to the all loving God. (jc) 


Their name serves as their 
purpose. S.O.S., or Save our Streets, 
is a group that serves the homeless. 
They volunteer their time and abilities 
to Gift of God Street Church in Kanka- 
kee, making dinner and having con- 
versation with the men who stay there. 
They take trips to Chicago, where they 
take part in Emmaus Ministries. They 
also sort clothes and shoes at Bowers 
Foundation warehouse to be shipped 
across the world to help those in need. 

'There a large need that's not 
addressed. It's often overlooked," said 
Jordan Bond, co-leader of S.O.S. Not 
only do they try to address this need, 
but they demonstrate their faith with 
their interactions with the homeless 
that they encounter. "It's not preaching 
in the traditional sense. We help meet 
the needs of people while at the same 
time preaching the gospel, through 
our work and through our actions," he 

"In so many ways I see God 
working through S.O.S.," said Hannah 
Cheney, co-leader of S.O.S. "I learn 
something new about God and the 
people He loves. I always come back 

feeling refreshed and blessed by the 
people I meet and the conversations 
have." The group's mission statement 
is "To be the hands and feet of Christ 
to the community." But even more than 
that, they are the listening ear that is 
sometimes needed to someone who, 
too often, goes unnoticed. 

► While sleeping outside, Alexander Phillips sits by the fire to keep warm, (eb) 

► Charity Shonamon warms her hands by the fire during homeless week.(eb) 

► Jordan Bond and Caleb Williams enjoy fellowship with other S.O.S members, (eb 

► Martin Piper sleeps outside to better understand what it is like to be homeless, (eb 



T.J. Martinson 

dents. They are so sweet and so special." 

"I have a passion for kids. I believe 
in investing in the future as we get older and 
are filled with God's love," said Alii Chadwick, 
co-leader of Urban Children's Ministry. "We 
see children in a home that isn't too stable; 
we can become involved in their lives and 
invest in it. The kids love being there and the 
students love it, too." 

While many children come from 
unstable homes and without much atten- 
tion. Urban Children's Ministry aims to show 
these children that they aren't forgotten and 
that they are loved. With college students 
taking time to give their full attention to mar- 
ginalized children, lives are changed. 

►Alii Chadwick helps a 
girl with her craft, (mf) 

► Stacy Knoderer reads 
to two children, (mf) 
►Jake Hileman helps a 
girl during craft time, (mf) 

► Tiara Long sits with the 
children during story time, 


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that is what makes a team work, a company 
work, a society work, a civilization work. " 

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"Manliness can be de- 
ned |n the following way: Chuck 
lilorri^, eating bacon, eating jerky 
fbr a inonth straight, not flinching 
while getting kicked in the groin, 
eating bacon, being buff, eating 
bacon, growing a beard, and eat- 
ifig bacon," said Erinn Proehl, VP 
fbr Men's Residential Life. 
I I With that in mind, MRL re- 
vampbd the month of November 
into Manvember. Men brought 
out their inner manly man by 
growing out their beard all month. 
"I didn't shave for two whole 
week$," said Kyle Zeman. "And I 
fjad nothing to show for it." 
I The show happened dur- 
ing the last week of the month. 
MRL invited men to 'Poker, 
f?izzaj and Ping-Pong", a Forest 
(Bump Movie Night, and the infa- 
rrious game of Juggernaut. Each 
person was assigned a target 
to "kilf" with their squirt gun, and 
^ere kiso targeted by another 
rtiystery person. "I watched three 
guys take off running to get in- 
side Weber, which was an aca- 
demic safe zone," Proehl said. 
"One of the guys is just goofy and 
runs to class, another took off 
running because he was scared, 
and tl^e third was actually play 

Others disregarded such 
precautions. "Jimmy Williams, my 
Juggernaut target, literally walked 
up to me on my way to class," 
said Zeman. "I pulled out my 
gun and shot him, and he was 
shell-shocked. He couldn't be- 
lieve I had gotten the best of him 
without even trying." However, 
despite the momentary victory, 
Zeman was later assassinated 
while having private worship 
time in his dorm room. As man 
after man fell victim to the assas- 
sin's stream, only the toughest 
survivors remained in the game. 
Jameson Forshee clung to his 
place among them. 

He was stalking one of 
the last four people in the game 
out of Ludwig, following behind 
at a safe distance. As the target 
walked out of Ludwig, Jameson 
paused for a second. In that mo- 
ment, another player ambushed 
the target from inside a bush. 
"Without taking that pause to 
evaluate the environment, my 
fate would have been the same 
as his," Forshee said. "Instead, 
I casually walked out and said, 
'Your success is short lived, al- 
ways watch your back.' The com- 
petitor screamed 'Nooool'and I 
entered into a one-on-one match 

to the end with the last competi- 

The week culminated in 
the brand new Man vs. Food 
event, one last night of edible 
triumph and rabid manliness. 
Guys came together for arm 
wrestling, a Zombie Nerf Gun 
Range, darts, a hot dog eating 
contest, the Blazing Wings Chal- 
lenge, and the Big Plate Eating 
Contest. "Eating all of the wings 
in the blazing challenge was the 
craziest thing I did. It wasn't the 
wisest thing I have ever done," 
said Jeremy Height. 
"I had fun getting together with 
all my bros and just being men. 
There was free food- including 
some Twinkles- marshmallow 
dodgeball, and a bunch of guys 
who love Jesus. What more 
could a man ask for? Besides 
maybe a woman," said Zeman. 

After winning a number 
of events throughout the week, 
including a grand finale eating 
contest, Forshee took the title of 
winner of Manvember, over 450 
others. "It feels good to uphold 
the tradition of men at Olivet," 
he said. "Hopefully next year 
another man will rise and come 
to understand, 'With great power,| 
comes great facial hair." 





Across a vast, wide 
green lawn, hundreds of stu- 
dents sit scattered on picnic 
blanl<ets, decl<ed out in scarves 
and sweatshirts, laughing at the 
antics of Tony Stark and Thor. 

Along the edges of the 
crown, members of the Asso- 
ciated Student Council smile. 
They have won a small victory 
in their pursuit of community. 

Seven student repre- 
sentatives from each class join 
ten elected executives to form 
ASC, which includes everything 
from the Spiritual Life office to 
the Glimmerglass. To help stu- 
dents connect with each other, 
ASC hosts the Block Party, 01- 
lie's Follies, and Paint Wars, 
and they also oversee the clubs 
and societies on campus. 
Showing The Avengers to the 
student body took the com- 
bined work of forty students, 
and three weeks of prepara- 
tion. "We create events where 
relationships can be formed 
and built upon," said Jame- 

son Forshee, 

Jessica Morey 
Student Body 

President.'We want to shape 
experiences in the lives of stu- 
dents, and have those experi- 
ences continue on to shape 
their world after leaving Olivet." 

Students attending 
events aren't the only ones 
who benefit though. "ASC is 
something I enjoy because you 
get to meet so many people 
and relationships are built," 
said Treavor Dodsworth. 

"What I enjoy most 
about ASC is the council and 
having the opportunity to go to 
Boston with all of them, along 
with the office parties and all 
the work we get to do together," 

said Forshee. 

► ASC Executive Council wear their 
pajamas for tiie Nazarene Student 
Leadership Conference costume 
dodgeball tournament at Eastern Naz- 
arene College, (s) 

► A portion of the council tours 
around Harvard's campus in Bos- 
ton, (s) 

► Joe Shindel and 
Madison Leesberg 
wait for the train in 
Quincy, Massachu- 
sets. (s) 

► Executive Council 
spends some qual- 
ity time in Chicago 
on a chilly Saturday. 



*► Junior Class representatives, Shelley Dex- ' 

ter and Anna Griedei^teke a qtriek^reajt-at^i 

Freshmen move-in. (jc) "^--^^ 

'>► Matthew Jones helps packBlank^tsfoiJhe ^ 

victims of Hurricane Sanclyr~(mm) 

'►Senior Kara Hepjer orgam2es..donate(f 

blankets to pacl< the East Cqast bound semi. 

(mm) ^^^-^, 

►ASC kicks off the year at the leacfership 

retreat, (s) 

► Ryan London helps keep Ollies Follies 

wacky games organized, (eb) 


who pl^n 

are the | voice for|the ijest df the 
Olivet \p&/. I The|f are the class 
council^, ctpnsisting |of class 
council |cons|sts qf theipresibent, 
representatives, and the chap- 
lain fpr each clqiss. How- 
ever, |the chaplain Has a 

are I the| students is to strengthen the unity of our 
s| eveijits. jThey class, both by strengthening cur- 
rent relationships and building 
new ones," said Klemm. They do 
this by hosting the events. "We 
want our classmates to create 
memories that stay with them 
long after leaving Olivet." Shelley 
Dexter, a junior class representa- 
different jot) than the other tive, loves seeing the events that 
memlDers ihat hb or She is she helps plan "come to life." 
surrounded by. \ '■ Outside of the events they 

I I I "iThe I role plan, members of the council sim- 
of th^ class cfiaplaiin is ply love the people. Taylor Pola- 
en(j;ouraige our class in tas, the senior class president, 
heir Walk with -Christ by joined the class council for the 
adirig dabs cfjapel bnce love of the people in her class. "I 
per semesjter," said Bran- [also] saw a need for leadership 
(pom JKIenjim, the junior since many of our past council 
blass JDresident.i | members are now executives," 

They ^11 fame Polatassaid. 
here jfor ^ reason. :"The 
goal of oUr claps council 

and faculty of 

volunteer shifts for the Hur- 
ricane Sandy Relief that took place the week before Thanksgivingl Students 
ONU, as well as people in the surrounding area were asked to donate packages of water a 
well as new or gently used blankets. The student volunteers helped unload tfiese donations, 
count them, and then load them into the fifty-three foot semi. "ASC was also involved in these 
activities, fielped coordinate volunteers, and helped greet the people who brought the dona- 
tions, " Jeremy Height said. 



Heather Mead 

100 years after thiey started, Au- 
rora staff members carried on the tradition 
of creating yearbool<s. To celebrate the 
special anniversary, this year's book is in 
all color. Twenty-one people- from design- 
ers to photographers to writers- athered to 
share their skills. 

"I enjoy being able to document 
the year and tell stories of what has hap- 
pened at Olivet," said writer Jessica IVIo- 
rey. She also enjoys making friends her 
interviewees and fellow staff members. 
Morey interviews people, writes multiple 
stories and secondary coverage for vari- 
ous deadlines, and writes the captions on 
her assigned pages. 

Cassidy Lancaster, a fun-loving 
photographer, has dedicated several 
years to yearbook. "I get to meet new 

people around campus and learn more 
about the Olivet community. Being on 
yearbook has made me more aware of 
the events, clubs, classes, and sports that 
are available to students because it's our 
job to photograph them," she said. Pho- 
tographers are assigned to certain events 
or clubs and have to take and edit pictures 
before deadlines. 

This year brought in a new head 
designer, Jesse Dillman. He updated the 
book with a cohesive, modern, fresh look. 

Another change from last year is 
the new Executive Editor Jenna Engelsen. 
"I love the opportunity I've had to work with 
my fantastic staff," she said. "We all enjoy 
serving the Olivet community in this way." 
Engelsen looks over each page before 
sending it to the publisher. She also man- 
ages story assignments and weekly staff 

According to Engelsen, these 
21 people make a book to document the 
new and exciting stories and academic 
achievements of each year, but also to 
show another aspect: the staff's passion 
for God. 

^[►-Staff Advisgt^Atrto OIney 

► Executive Mitor: JerfeEngelsen 
J^ Businessjyianageis^Sam Brooks- 

► Ejcecutlve Designerrfese^Dill 

► Executive Photographer: Breni 

► Executive Writer: Staci Bradbury 

► Design Team: Aaron Eubanks 
Jordan Horn, Josh Stone, Sam Steiberl 
and Shanna Hokestra 

► Photography Team: Aaronl 
Hemgesberg, Cassidy Lancaster] 
Jose Cruz, Morgan McCririe, Pau 
Matthews, G.J Frye 
►Writing Team: Andrew Jerrick 
Heather Mead, Jessica Morey, Me 
Dowell, T.J. Martinson 



One of the parties that Biophilic had this year was a 
Halloween celebration. One of the most entertaining 
features, according to club officer Ashley Pitzer and 
president Brian Ginn, was one of the costumes. 'Brian 
Ginndressed up as his father (and biology professor) 
Dr Gir\n, " Pitzer said. "Then Dr Ginn surprised every- 
one b^\ coming as Brian. It was really hilarious. "Added 
^inn, it was much to the enjoyment of the crowd!" This 
year's Halloween party had more attendees than ever. 
Over 50 people celebrated Halloween with Biophilic. 

Biophilic as| per Its 
literal translation, meians bip- 
loving, and this year tjiere ajre 
80 people on campjus wljio 
share that passion. 

Those in the biol- 
ogy department are strong jin 

"It's what I Idve most 
about it," said Ashley Pitzer, 
a club officer. "Wd 
countless hours in labs and 
studying and end upibuildiiig 
great relationships." ' 

The uppercfassm^n 
in the club take time to help 
those who are youn^r. \ 

All of the leaders jin 
the club help others by beiiig 
TA's. I I 

"We help the under- 
classmen with planjiing |or 
continuing education suCh 
as medical school, graduate 
school, dentist school, atpd 
PA school," Pitzer sajid. i 

The club jtries |to 
get together for events onte 


mohth, usually on a 
Wednesday flight in Reed 
124. fhereiare usually 
six to Seven iparties, one 
W eveiy holiday. 

! "Thei'e is a begin- 
ning of the sdhool year party, 
Halloween party, Christmas 
party, Valentine's Day party, 
S|. Patrick's Day party, and 
big enc| of thq year party," of- 
ficer Marcus Powers said. 
"Most of the time we 

jst hang out and enjoy the 
company of our fellow biol- 
ogy enthusiasts," said Brian 
Ginn, jilub president. "It's 
al greal way to connect with 
ybur friends ^nd to meet new 
sfudenjs frorri other grades." 
Members also get to meet 
pbfes^ors ahd know what 
tfjeir true personalities are. 

I \ According to 

Ginn, trie papies consist of 
"sciencb-themed food and 

Outride of these 


Heather Mead 

events, Biophilic partici- 
pates in projects such as the 
Kankakee River Cleanup. 

"In the spring we 
host career pathway advis- 
ing sessions for students 
looking to go into a career 
as a researcher, physician, 
dentist, physician assistant, 
optometrist, veterinarian, etc. 
to make sure they are taking 
the necessary classes and to 
give them advice concerning 
certain tests and the applica- 
tion process," Ginn said. 

No matter if the club 
is having fun at a party or 
helping others, the goal is the 

Ginn said, "It is to build com- 
munity among those who 
love biology." 

► Biophilic Club at Beginning of tlie Year P^rty. (p) 

his dass in the pumpl<in 

'atterson, and Abigail 

► Sopliomore Drey Frey helps 
carving contest, (s) 
►Ashley Pitzer, Brian Ginp, Paige 
Helmker don their best for the Ugly Sweater Contest. (s) 
►Juniors Michelle Spencer,! Melody Long, and Sue-Lyn Dor- 
rough show off their gingeijbread creatioiji.(s) 

Photos Submitted by Brian Ginn 


T.J. Martinson 

Plato once said, 
"One of the penalties for 
refusing to participate in 
politics is tfiat you end 
up being governed by 
your inferiors." Undoubt- 
edly, Olivet's Capitol Hill 
Gang would agree witfi 
this statement. Capitol Hill 
Gang is a group of politi- 
cally-minded college stu- 
dents with a clear passion 

► David Timm defends 
his position during a de- 
bate, (eb) 

► During the fall debate, 
Alex Pollock discusses 
current political issues. 

► Katie Farris passionately 
presents her information. 

►Jake Ryan listens to his 
opponent and prepares 
his rebuttal, (eb) 

for government, legislative 
social justice, public policy, 
etc. All political inclinations 
are present within the 
club: Democrat, Repub- 
lican, Libertarian, Com- 
munist, and Socialist. The 
club is an embodiment 
of politically passionate 
people coming together 
to debate and to discuss 
anything from gun control 
laws, clean energy, 
abortion laws, femi- 
nism, and presidential 
candidates. Capitol Hill 
Gang aims to guide 
debates in their meet- 
ings and also within 
the student body at 
large. They bring po- 
litical events to the at- 
tention of students and 
present a Christian-fo- 
cused approach to the 
political process. 

Taylor Williamson, 
the treasurer of Capitol 
Hill Gang at Olivet, joined 
Capitol Hill Gang his fresh- 
man year. "I was politically! 
inclined and wanted to 
seek out others who had 
that same interest. Since 
then it's become a place 
to gather with friends and 
to discuss current events," 
he said. Lindsey Tobias, 
the Capitol Hill Gang's 
Chief of Staff, said that her 
favorite part of the meet- 
ings is the debates. "Ourl 
members have different 
majors, all come from dif- 
ferent backgrounds and| 
all have vastly different po- 
litical views, yet during our^ 
meetings we can all come 
together, have fun, and 
debate on topics that we 
love in a non-threateningj 
environment," she said. 


A group of students scurry around Reed, gathering 
clues while huddled over a nnetal and identifying it. The Olivet 
Chemistry Club knows how to make a scavenger hunt pertineni 
to their field. Chemistry majors and minors meet at Chemistry 
Club to socialize and discuss chemistry outside of class timel 
But the club also involves chemistry-related activities, like the 
scavenger hunt where clues were discovered after solving a 
chemistry-related challenge, such as identifying different types 
of metals. But more than the socializing and fun activities, the 

pijrpose of the clul^ is to keep the chemistry students connected. 
\ Establishirig a connection within the chemistry major al- 
lows foi! seniors tojshare insight over the major with freshmen. 
Elise Riyett, the treasurer of Chemistry Club, knows the impor- 
take of a club wh^re upperclassmen of the major can socialize 
with unijerclassmdn. "As a senior chemistry major, I'm drawn 
to iCheriiistry; Club -because I don't have much contact with the 
freshman otHerwis^. Now that I've had some experience doing 
research ancj applying to grad schools, I'd like to share what I've 
le$rnedlwith other Students. I've had friends who did the same 
thing for me,; and I really appreciated it." The club also works 
toishar^ their insigiht and passion with students outside of the 
Olivet settings President Joss Nicholson said, "One thing we are 
working on iq working with local high schools chemistry and AP 
cffemislry clakses lb help the students learn more about careers 
in bheniistry and what they can do with a chemistry degree." 

I jWheiher it's having Chemistry related discussions, 
making It-shirts with Chemistry jokes, going on Chemistry scav- 
eriger hunts,! or teaching high school students their trade, the 
Cllemi^ry CILib is Always in their "element." 


►Tom Arellano prepares] a bowl of ice cream for the 
club meeting, (ah) 

► Students listen as the rpeeing b^ginj 

► Peter Robinson and Lul<je Mirjigus Sharfe a laugh, (ah) 
►Alex Ewers and Joss Nic[iolsop paftcip^te in the meet- 
ing, (ah) 

► Emily Mann enjoys a bowl o1 


ice bream, (am) 


"Diakonia" is a Greek 
word meaning "Service," and 
it is exactly wiiat the students 
love to do in this club. Diako- 
nia sponsors many events 
throughout the year. The One 
Hope United Christmas Party 
in December is the unanimous 
favorite within the club. 

"We collect gifts for 
foster children in Kankakee 
and then host a Christmas 
party for them in the Warming 

House," said President Gabri- 
elle Kirby. 

"I love seeing all the 
passions people have for 
serving and seeing them use 
them to help other people," 
Kirby continued. Leadership is 
another quality that Diakonia 
stands for. 

"This is a wonderful 
chance to participate in lead- 
ership among the other social 
work majors to seek to help 

others together," said Trea- 
surer Ashlan Allison. 

"Serving is a natural 
part of the student's style and 
when I witness them giving 
their time, I realize how im- 
pressive they are," said Spon- 
sor Barry Lee. 

► Becca Goodman shares a snack duringt a Diakonia event, (s 

► Kately Holmer, Sarah Condreay, and Kelly Hedtcke are excited about the thank 
you cards they made for the children, (s) 

► Rachel Devine plays a game at the Christmas Party, (s) 

► Meredith Spainhour makes a craft with one of the children, (s) 

^ Diakonia students take a picture with Santa at the Christmas party.(s) 

ougn aay 
classes and homewprk, 
students likp to watch a nhovie 
or visit^the liiew i'ec dentei. But 
for the! Equestrian Club, r;elax- 
ation is fourjid at the stables. 

|"My I favorite asp^t of 
the club is tBinglaroiind horses 
and friends: at the spme lime. 
Stable^ and meeting; new| peo- 
ple ar^ highlights of| my ^ay," 
said Cfiristiipa Dj Morjite. \ 

Jhe' Eqliestrian club 
has gQne qn tWo trail ridps at 

i the Kankaicee State 
Riding i Traps. Some 
of the menhberS ride 

Andrew Jerrick 

at Sunrise Farms in St. Anne 
and others even compete. 

"We try to find profes- 
sional shows to watch, but 
those are tough since many of 
them take place in the summer 
when we're out of school. But, 
we always support anybody 
competing," sad Di Monte. 

As long as the weather 
is cooperates, the Equestrian 
Club can be founding riding 
the animals that they love the 




► Alan Meyers competes in a jumping 

► Danielle Hays and Barron cleaij an ojbstaiiile. 

► Sarah Walton competes n an feventl (s) 

► Sarah Walton shows off yvith her hOrse liCisca. (s) 

Jessica Morey 

Looking to 
the future within 
their careers, the 
Exercise Sci- 
ence club helps 
prepare physical 
therapists, athletic 
trainers, occupa- 
tional therapists, 
and physician as- 
sistants for future 

► Abigail Willey leads a 
meeting regarding "Dump 
Your Plump," an event the 
clubs helps with, (mf) 

► Daisy Nava discusses 
exercise plans during a 
meeting in the SLRC. (mf) 

► Diana Caise gives ideas 
to help with the "Dump Your 
Plumb" event.(mf) 

► Katie Dirske takes notes about 
upcoming events, (mf) 

job opportunities 
and grad school. 
The students 
help each other 
through the pro- 
cess of applying 
for jobs and fur- 
ther schooling. "I 
enjoy the oppor- 
tunity to use what 
I had to learn on 
my own to make 
the process of 
applying to grad 
schools easier for 
the others in my 
major," said presi- 
dent Abbie Willey. 
They fre- 
quently meet to 
learn from and 
hear speakers 
in their specific 
fields of interest. 

The exercise sci- 
ence club aisc 
has social events 
such as cookouts 
and a Christmas 
party. ' 

year the clufc| 
sponsors two 
events: Soles 4' 
Souls and "Dumc 
Your Plump," 
joint project witN 
the Dietetics club 
to develop exer- 
cise programs forj 
students. "Exer 
cise Science Club 
really helps me 
get excited for the 
future, and more 
prepared for what 
is ahead," Kaitlyn 
Worrall said. 


What v\|ere tl|e fin^l scores of 

Ollies FJollie^? Th^ Glimmerl 

glass dtaff |nows about it| 

How akjout t|ie debate about 

the fisbal cliff? iThey can 

tell yoL| abo|Jt th^t tocj. Th^ 

school newspapeij, called Thj9 Gliitimer{ 

Glass, keeps students ififomjed of new^ 

and events happening Ion dampus, lo 

cally, and around the wprld. | , 

The pape| got a makeover thi4 

year from Meag^n Rdmsay, thd nevf 

editor. She revaitipedjthe |front|pag0 

and the overall design for its' new !direc^ 

tion; to be a student friendlyj paper tha 

wants students' input. 


an easy job. Collecting informatibn fo ■ 

a newspaper is no 

Jessica Morey 
the stories and pictures for each issue 
takes about two weeks. Editing some- 
times forces the staff to work late into 
the night. The Glimmer Glass encour- 
ages students to get involved by send- 
ing in stories and pictures to be included 
in the paper. 

Ever year the staff goes to the 
Illinois College Press Association Con- 
vention in Chicago. They compete with 
other colleges in Illinois that submit sto- 
ries to the convention. Olivet always 
brings an award back that represents 
the hard work that the staff puts into 
their stories. "News production is a 24-7 
process. There is never a dull moment 
and always a lot of work to do," Ramsay 

► The GlimmerGlass staff produces weWe issues 
a year, (s) 1 1 i I 

► Jenny White works on the l^youl of the ndws 
section, (mf) I 

► Rachel Kearney edits a story ^bout Mel 
Basketball for the sports section, (mfj 

► Morgan McCririe puts her phptosjon t|ie se 
er for the GlimmerGlass to use. (mf) 


They live with a like-mind- 
ed passion - to love and respect 
our earth. The seven active mem- 
bers of Going Green live environ- 
mentally-friendly, conserving ob- 
jects that they use day-to-day. 

"The club will promote 
awareness and make the option of 
recycling readily available on the 
campus of Olivet," Jenny Schoen- 
wetter said 

The club has two main 
events every year. For example, 
in the fall they held the Free Store 
and in the spring semester they 
did Give and Go. Through these. 

► Students dress for 
cleaning success, (s) 

► Rachel Groters and 
Kristina Kirkham cruise 
through Kankakee 
River, collecting trash, 

the ministry hopes to teach stu 
dents awareness and promot( 
green activities such as recyclinc 
and reusing. 

Other activities included the as 
sisting in cleaning the Kankake^ 
River, showing The Lorax movie 
and hosting a Go Trayless week, i 
Schoenwetter became ^ 
part of this ministry and its activij 
ties because of her faith in Godj 
She believes He has given peopl^ 
a wonderful world full of resourcesi 
"As Christians, we should be stew 
ards of these blessings and seel 
to decrease our waste and foot 
print on this earth," she said. "I an- 
very passionate about being thrifty 
reusing products, and recycling, 
try to pass on that passion to m^ 
peers so that we can combat oui: 
society that says we need morei 
more, more new things withou 
taking into account what that really 


► Jennifer Schoenwetter and Bridget Wolff set up one of the fall semester's 
events, the Free Store, (ah) 

► Biology Prof. Johnson serves as the Going Green faculty advisor, (ah) 

► Student director Emily 
Dillard and Alex Ewers run 
practices for The Foreign- 
er, (bb) 

► Jordan Jackson devel 
ops his cliaracter in the! 
spring play, (bb) 

"Greeri Rooni's prirrjary foc[js is in 
the produfction m tlieatrjcal stage shoiws and 
tlie advai1cemen| of stijjdent talent v\|tli em- 
pliasis oii Clnristian \N0f\6 vie^ and Spiritual 
development to ^ccomp|any thf atrical bccom- 
pli^hmentj" said f mily Djilard. 

"It offers flin theatre op- 
pofunitie^ for siudents! to get 
to inow ofhers cli campus who 
enjby theatre," s^d Hanr|ah Wil- 

The club put on Broad- 
way Review's | "Spark," the 
spr|ng pfay "TRie Foreigner," 
opin mic nightj and 24-hour 

i The spring play revolved 
ardund a character | named 
Charlie wl|io wanjed to gpt away 
an| escaijed to h|s friencl|s lodge 
in (peorgia. The|friend, Froggy, 
corivinced the locals th^t Char- 
lie (was a |foreignpr who 1 did not 
sp^ak Er^lish. |{HoweMer, this 
to the {locals |haring all their 


setlrets in jfront oil someone they 

thought would never understand them. 

The year was also filled with multiple 
parties throughout. A unique aspect included 
seeing a show in Chicago known as "Good 
People." "Seeing a professional show was so 
exciting," said Kristina Kirkham. 

Williams loves theatre and the 
events that Green Room puts on. "I always try 
to get involved as much as I have time for be- 
cause theatre is such a passion for me." She 
also finds the people in the club to be wonder- 
ful. "I feel like I have made some lasting friend- 
ships spending time with people who love to 
do what I love to do as well." 

'Theatre means so much to me," 
said Dillard. The first time she was on stage 
was when she was three years old, an experi- 
ence that she loved. Since then she and her 
family always perform theatre together. 'The- 
ater is not only fun to produce and entertaining 
to watch, but it is also a window into another 
world. It is a beautiful teaching tool that shows 
us what it means to be human." 

Meg Dowell 

There's nothing 
more promising than a 
group of future educators 
well on their way to dedicat- 
ing their lives to educating 
future leaders of the world. 
With a mission to support 
education in all communi- 
ties everywhere, students 
inducted into Olivet's chap- 
ter of the education honor 

society are already doing 
their part to change the 
way students value their 
teaching careers. 

Kappa Delta Pi 
hosted two separate pan- 
els over both semesters: 
a teacher's panel in the fall 
and a principal's panel in 
the spring. Each panel al- 
lowed education majors to 
ask various questions and 
receive helpful advice from 
professionals in their future 

"I love the commu- 
nity Kappa Delta Pi brings 
between all education 
majors on campus," said 
Jade Green, president of 
Olivet's Nu Beta chapter of 
the national honor society. 
"This is not a society for 
just elementary education 
majors or just secondary 
education majors; it's for 
all educators who are pas- 
sionate about changing 
young lives." 

To qualify for in 
vitation into Kappa Delti 
Pi, education majors mus 
be in their junior year witr 
a GPA of 3.3 or abovelj 
Members vow to aid in iml' 
proving the education o;, 
children and young peopl( 
and be willing to work foj 
the objectives of educatorf 
around the world. 

► Ashley Hall works on an education 
based crafts, (s) 

► Kappa Delta Pi members spend time 
at the induction ceremony, (cl) 

► Jade Green and Andrea Gregory taice 
a break from Christmas crafts, (s) 

► Kappa Delta Pi members are passion- 
ate about education, (cl) 


Meg Dowell 

At th^ sprifig incjuctiorj cere- Rho. "As a dietetics major, this is my 

mony oi Kap|ja Del|ta RJip— tine lion- goal: iielping otiiers attain a better life 

or sociity represented by students for themselves." 

across jsix n^ajor concentrations of Each year, Kappa Delta Rho 

Family jand ponsijjmer |Scierjces— hosts a Portfolio Workshop, a place 

smiles glowed bepd t|ie syjnbolic for Olivet's Family and Consumer 

flames |of ceremonial |candl^s as 
current pfficels an| merfibersbf the 
society handed them off to its riewest 
inductees. ] : ] \ 

jKapf^ Delta F^ho, Qlivet's 
represe|itativ| chapter o| the nation 

Science majors to organize and pre- 
pare their senior portfolios for sub- 
mission prior to graduation. The so- 
ciety holds two induction ceremonies 
and one fundraiser each year. 

Members are invited to join 

ally rec|)gniz^d Ka|Dpa Omicrpn Nu, Kappa Delta Rho based on GPA, 
is an hdnor skietyjmade up oi dedi- class status, and their previous dis- 
catednr|embqrswh|o are irooteqi deep play of proven as well as potential 
within it^ core pillars: scliolarsf|ip, re- leadership capabilities. Once stu- 
search, and leaderShio. I I dents are inducted into the society, 

they are members for life. 

and leadership. 

"Parti of kappa's n|ission 
statement isito enhancfe quality of 
life," saijj juni(i)r Mallory Hoge, one of 
many new members of Kappa Delta 

► Students patiently wait for Ithe induction ceremony in 
Weber, (cl) | i | I 

► Diane Richardson and dathy ^nstjom are fafculty spon- 
sors for Kappa Delta Rho. icl) i j 

► Club members prepare for tne Induction ceremony, (cl) 

► New members hold lit candles during the induction cer- 
emony, (cl) III!! 

► Madison Leeseberg signs Ker name b the list of past 
and present Kappa Delta Rho members (c ). 


Many majors have 
their own honors society, and 
the Communication majors are 
no different. Led by President 
Becca Phipps, Lambda Pi Eta 
is an elite group of Commu- 
nication majors who balance 
friendship with service. 

If it so happens that 
you are asked to be a part of 
Lambda Pi Eta, you need to 
attend an induction ceremony 
and pay a small due, but this 

► Rachel Kearney and 
Chelsea Hays helped to 
organize the "Commies in 
Costume" Halloween party. 


►Jose Cruz "finds" Ni- 
cole Lafond, who dressed 
up as Waldo, (jc) 

is a small price to pay for a lif( 
time achievement. 

"We get gold cords i 
graduation as well as it lool 
ing very impressive on futu 
resumes," said Becca Phipps 

Lambda Pi Eta h 
many different events duri 
the school year ranging fro 
service to recreation. 

"Last semester, 
went to the Bickford House an| 
played games with the elder 
residents. It put a smile on the] 
faces and ours as well. Co 
mies in Costume is our annu 
Halloween party and it attrac 
almost all of the Communic 
tion majors," added Phipps 

With those gold cord 
visible at graduation, Comm 
nication majors will always be 
shining part of Olivet's campu 

► Matt Kearney siiows off 
his carved pumpkin, (jc) 
►Andy Jerrick holds up 
his hockey stick, an inte- 
gral part of his Halloween 
costume, (jc) 


-or nliost peoplfe, M4th is 
one of their rtiost difficult subjects. 
But for tiie rriembers of tine Math 
I club, the study and ap- 
plicfation- of pathemat- 
ics| is a passion. From 
pafernsi to lirain jteas- 
ersl, the Imembers Of the 
Majth Club always enjoy 
challenging themselves. 
Thfe activities areri't al- 
wa|^s diijectlyiconnkted 
to math.iSom^timeS, the 
club watches! movies or 
solves puzzles while ex- 
ploring ^rithmptic. \ 

, "The clijjb w^s a 
natural Ichoicie foii me 

► Officers of the Math Club plan jneel|ings|and 
events for the club, (cl) { | { I { 

► Kristina Richardson reveals |he Icist c(ue diiring 
the Math Murder Mystery, (dl) 

► Students share their thejories on tne suspect, (cl) 

► Justine Von Arb and Audrey Smith look at clues 
during an event, (cl) 

since I enjoy connecting with other 
people who enjoy math as much as 
I do," said John Hall. 

The club's most popular 
event on campus is the Math Mur- 
der Mystery. At this event, there is a 
mystery that attendees must solve 
after earning clues from different 
activities.'The Mystery is a lot of 
fun and a great way to invite friends 
who may be skeptical about Math 
Club," added Hall. 

With all these fun events 
happening, students are often seen 
with smiles on their faces after solv- 
ing a puzzle. Math has never been 
so fun! 

Andy Jerrick 

Men usually form a brotherhood with their team- 
mates or their squadmates. But there is also commu- 
nity within something less stressful: their roommates. 
Men's Residential Life seeks to exemplify the idea of 
community within every event they create during the 
school year. 

"MRL is responsible for hosting events and ac- 
tivities for all the men on campus. Uniting the men in 

brotherhood is our most important goal," said VP fo 
Men's Residential Life Erinn Proehl. 

MRL puts on an event nearly every week. Pain 
Wars, Man vs. Food, tailgating parties, and movi( 
nights are just some of the ways that students can en 
joy themselves. 

"Every emphasis of the club is put on commu 
nity. That's why we plan the events. We want guys t(| 
come out, have fun, and become stronger," added Pro 

In contrast with some of the light-hearted events 
the Prayer Breakfast and Men of God accountability 
groups challenge men on campus to become toughe 

These challenges help the men of Olivet be 
come stronger human beings, and the common facto 
is the wonderful fellowship. 


► Brandon Robyn f 
participates in a 
liot wing eating 
contest during the 
Manvember event. 


► Students tal<e 
part in tlie scfiool 
wide Paint Wars 

that was support- 
ed bye MRL and 
WRL. (ah) 


VP for Men's Residen- 
Life, Erinn Proehl, joins 
ttie fun during tlie Hotdog 
Eating Contest, (s) 
► The Champion of Man- 
vember, Jameson Forshee, 
celebrates after a compe- 
tition, (s) 

If si. 


I Andy Jerrick 

'^ Mu Kappa is cultures and expand Food might be quently 

p , I place for students their knowledge of the the easiest was to re- the Mull 

Mu Kappa is 
I place for students 
)f all ethnicities and 
:reeds to come and 
oin in unity. The group 
Dffers many opportu- 
lities for students to 
earn about different 

cultures and expand 

their knowledge of the 


The best way to 

do this is by attending 

the annual ball. 

"It's always such a 

great time. I just love 
getting dressed up, 
hanging out with 
other awesome stu- 
dents and listening 
to great music from 
other countries," 
said Becca Reed. 

Food might be 
the easiest was to re- 
late to! other students. 
""f{here|'s some prqtty 
fantastic food I to t|ry. 
Even when we ji!jst 
hang put, j there's al- 
ways bomiethirig new 
we can get our harjds 
orj," said Reedj j 

! |Mu Kappa also 
piiJts oh various events 
with ailumijii o( Olivet 
wjio Iwer^ irjivolved 
previously. Thby fre- 

quently partner with 
the Multi-Ethnic Rela- 
tions Club to sponsor 
events that celebrate 
diversity on campus. 

No matter 
who's there or when it 
is, the members of Mu 
Kappa always enjoy 
the community within 
their group. 

► Narmaly Jean-Baptiste and Mor- 
gan Schnurr flash a smile, (s) 

► Mu Kappa members enjoy 
themselves at an event, (s) 

T.J. Martinson 

The main entrance 
to Olivet's campus is lined 
with flags boldly representing 
an appreciation for diversity. 
This message of diversity is 
furthered through the work 
of Olivet's Multi-Ethnic Rela- 
tions Club, or MERC. Their 
mission is to spread a mes- 
sage of multi-ethnic diversity 
and unity on the campus of 

► Group of students 
lead in song at a 
club meeting, (s) 

► Club members 
celebrate different 
heritages at thier 
events, (s) 







Olivet Nazarene Univer- 
sity. Through membership in 
MERC, students gain experi- 
ence interacting with people 
of various backgrounds. 

Their list of events 
and celebrations are as di- 
verse as their members: 
Hispanic Heritage Month, 
Black History Month, Christ- 
mas Expressions, Diversity 
Week, and ONU's Got 
Talent. They take part 
in community service 
projects and make time 
to fellowship with one 
another. Ariel Turner, 
the president of MERC 
said, "I came from a very 
diverse high school, and 
I was looking for an orga- 
nization that would allow 
me to feel more 'at-home' 
during my transition from 
high school to college. 
MERC ended up being 

just that for me." Somon( 
Agers, a member of MERC 
said that she was drawt 
to MERC because of "th( 
group of people whowen 
a part of MERC. "They ar( 
so passionate about diver 
sity on Olivet's campus anc 
they all have one vision anc 
one goal. Everyone is or 
the same page with trying tc 
spread diversity on Olivet'j 
campus," she said. 

But the club goej 
further than university cama 
raderie. Ariel Turner believej 
that MERC sen/es a purpose 
that coincides with the Chris 
tian worldview. "In society 
is important to interact witf 
people of all background; 
and walks of life so that wq 
can be the hands and feet a 

► MERC hosts Chirstmas Expressions in Com 

mon Gounds during finals, (s) 

► Students fill their plates at a club dinner, (s) 

The jipe-'^rts' being taughtin'^SieicI so that they caago^ifa^JclQlorif;' 
[schools give students an opportuoity God even more using the knowled^ 



to'express themselves through various 
mediums. One of the prominent forms 
Jof fine art instruction is, of course, 
music. The instruction of music calls 
for a qualified teacher who teaches 
with passion and knowledge. The Na- 
tional Association for Music Education 
NAfME) works to provide students with 
Dalanced, quality music instruction, en- 
couraging the making of music by all. 
NAfME provides prospective music 

I educators with a better understanding 
of the profession and helps highlight 
the current topics within Music Educa- 
tion," said Kyle Miller, the treasurer of 
.Olivet's NAfME. 

The Olivet NAfME meets to 
discuss some of the concerns that they 
have as Music Education majors, shar- 
ing ideas and insight as to how to make 
the most of their degrees. They discuss 
the requirements within the club, music 
department and education department. 
Desiree Hays, member of NAfME, said 
the purpose of the group, "is for future 
music educators to come together in 
lOrder to gain more expertise in their 




• and-techniques that they qain." 

The importance pi a tfache' 
with a passion for the sub|^ct cajn nev[ 
er be understated. And the mehberi 
of Olivet's NAfME have ijiis passion} 
They come together to sti|ategi^e how 
best to teach their future studentl "Mur 
sic Education is about tile onl^ area 
where students can come together ancjl 
create something as a groi|p," said 
er. "It really builds a sense of personajl 
pride when a student works hard \q 
better their musicianship. It's a lleautif 
ful hobby to take up and a lifelonli skill." 

J. Martinson 

► Selina Gaines discusses how to best educate future students, jah) 

► Students are able to share their ideas with other club members, (ah) 



► Kristin Rinehart begins 
a meeting, (ah) 

► Members of NAFME 
meet to discuss concerns 
of being a Music Education 
major, (ah) 

While walking to class 
in the middle of the week, you 
might notice a string of el- 
ementary students in brightly 
colored coats walking through 
the middle of campus like they 
own the place. 

The National Science 
Teachers Association is to 
blame. Made up primarily of 
secondary education science 

majors and elementary edu- 
cation majors, they've forged 
a tight bond with local teach- 
ers in the community. 

NSTA make fieldtrips 
available for teachers so their 
students can come learn in 
our labs, and even use the 
planetarium on occasion. 
Olivet students travel to their 
schools, too. 

When teachers ask 
for help, members of the 
NSTA to come alongside and 
make lesson plans. They also 
teach students in various dif- 
ferent topics from biology to 

The members of 
NSTA get to use what they 
have learned in classes and get 

Jessica Morey 

on practice teaching wha ^ 
they love. "Getting to work 
with these kids that you mee] 
is uniquely wonderful," Jaki 
Hoskins said. "You deepe 
your knowledge of a subjec] 
to a level where you feel com 
fortable teaching it to others. I 
is an all-around great experi 

► NSTA helps organize field trips for 
area students, (s) 

► Dr. Veld enjoys her time with her 
students both in and out of the class- 
room, (s) 

► Students attend the 
annual Illinois Science 
Teacher Association con- 
ference, (s) 

► Students attend the 
ISTA conference, (s) 

Jessica Morey 


all neec| a (lome 
away ffom homeland this is it for 
me," said Nursing Student Asso- 
ciation president Toni Restaino. "I 
love g^ing to l<nl)w all of Olivet's 
future r|urses." | I I 

JThe jclubi builds a sup- 
portive and | fun | community for 
students wllio hkve jin aj very 
stressful major. They're a family, 
and ev^n hqve a "big nurse- little 
nurse" JDrogrlam. jjpperclassmen 
adopt a younger nursing student 
and mentor Jhemj throughout the 
program, aqcordjng \b DrjPaul 
Dillingdr, thd faculty si^onsok 

ITheNSA loves to get the 
campus invdlvedleach serriester 
by holding ^ bloqd drij/e thfough 

the American Red Cross. Stu- 
dents give blood and enjoy free 
pizza afterwards. They also part- 
ner with the dietics and exercise 
science majors to organize a 
campus wide event called "Dump 
Your Plump." The campaign en- 
courages students to get fit and 
live healthy lives. 

Along with the blood 
drives, nursing students also en- 
joy semester parties and an end- 
of-the-year banquet. 

► Members of the NSA make plans for upcomingjevents. (mf) 

► Emily Picklesimer gives ideas for upjcoming e^^nts. (mf) 

► NSA provides support apd ccjmmijnity 

around campus, (mf) 


^ Dr. Dillinger tal<es notes during 

ir upjcoming e^^nts. (mf) 

nmi nity ■ o the nursing majors ^^^^ 

a NSA meeting, (mf) -^^m^ ^^ fl 

A potato laufiii^lTes^nd implement some systeir 

across the sky, accompanied and use that system in a com 

by the unwavering thud of a petition and see how it performs 

constructed cannon. It can against other teams' designs.' 

mean only one thing: Olivet En- For their design competitions 

gineering Society. Olivet's Engi- they've built potato launch 

neering Society brings together ers, catapults, gliders, and th( 

the community of engineering list goes on. They form groups 

majors together to learn more of and have friendly competitior 

their discipline and to have fun to see their engineering abilitiej 

while doing, it. The Engineering in action. "I enjoy the commu 

Society meets to discuss up- nity of engineers," said Aaron 

coming events, whether it be a Lucas, the president of Olivet's 

Christmas party or even design Engineering Society. "The club 

competitions. meetings are a time when we 

Jonathan Erdahl, can hang out, have fun, and no 

the treasurer of the work on homework while still ex 

Engineering Society, panding our engineering skills." 
said that his favorite So whether it is building 

parts are "the design potato cannons to defy the laws 

and build events. Ev- of a vegetable's physics or con- 

eryone who is a part structing catapults, the group 

of the club generally always has fun applying their 

likes those the best. It craft, 
is a fun way to design 

► Aaron Lucas, president 
of OEC, gets the meeting 
started, (mf) 

► Olivet Engineering Society 
meets to learn more about 
Engineering and discuss 
events, (mf) 

► The community of engineers come together to discuss and 
worl<. (mf) 

► Students are able to come together to relax and have a 
good time with people who share their interests, (mf) 

how the 

► Society members examiiiie rocks 3n the shc^re of Lake 
Michigan in Door County Wipconsin. (s) 

► Trips give students a chincejto b )nd |vith elach while 

nterest in learning 



Jonathan Erdahl, member of OGS. "If we 
are on field trips, our professors lead them 
to teach us things about the real world 
that are impossible to learn by just sitting 
in the classroom. Geology is much easier 
to learn about while being outside studying 
it and seeing it." It isn't all about studying 
the Earth, but also protecting it. "One of 
our main goals is to teach how to be good 
stewards of the Earth and the resources. 
This is why when go geocaching, we take 
trash bags with us so we can clean up 
trash that pollutes the parks." 

"My favorite part would have to 
be how tight-knit of a community we are," 
said Julia Gregory, member of OGS. "Ev- 
eryone has their own specific area of Ge- 
ology that they prefer, but we all share a 
common desire to enrich our knowledge 
of everything geological and explore the 
vastness of this place we call home." 

learning more about rocks. ( 


► Club members travel to fhe tpp oil a m6unta n in the 
Southern Appalachians, (s) 

►Students hike in Wisconsin 


► Sebastiana Basham 
uses the art of technol- 
ogy to boost her histori- 
cal knowledge, (cl) 

► Members gather for an 
honor society event, (cl) 

► Kyle Boone thoroughly 
enjoys the part he plays 
InPiAlphaTheta. (cl) 

► When it comes to aca- 
demics, Dana Peterson is 
always on top of things. 

Twice a year, students 
and professors of history gather 
together to initiate new mem- 
bers into Pi Alpha Theta, the na- 
tional honor society dedicated 
to the study of history at the col- 
legiate level and beyond. 

In order to be consid- 
ered for induction into the his- 
tory honor society, history ma- 
jors must have an overall GPA 
of 3.0, and an average of 3.1 in 
their history courses. Students 
must also have 12 hours of his- 

Meg Dowell 
tory credit documented on theii 
transcripts, only three hours o 
which can be transfer, AP, oi 
CLEP credit. 

"We sponsor a cam 
pus-wide lecture each spring 
led by a nationally-recognized 
scholar or political leader," said 
Dr. Bill Dean, faculty sponsor oi 
Olivet's local chapter of Pi Alphaj 

Nationally, Pi Alpha 

Theta sponsors various student 

history conferences throughout 

each given year, which all mem 

bers are encouraged to attend. 

The Nu Zeta chapter of 
Pi Alpha Theta was established 
in 1967, making it the oldest 
honor society at Olivet Naza- 
rene University. 

• eld of political science, 
a distinguishefl major field of study at 
Olivet N^zarehe University, was only 
recentlyll sanctioned by ! Associated 
Student! Council as an bfficiai soci- 
ety. For the second iconsecutive year, 
Olivet's political science hpnor society 
fias worked tcisuppbrt its|relati\ie field 
and the Istudehts involved in it. \ 

j"Our fnission statement is to 
recognise su|perior| scholastic ability 
in the fi^ld of| politiiDal sqiencej" said 
senior l\|att Van Dy|(e, mlmberi|Of the 
honor society; This year; the society 
has partnered withjCapitjal Hill Gang 

Meg Dowell 

and Pi Alpha Theta, Olivet's honor so- 
ciety for history majors, to participate 
in various events and a service proj- 
ect throughout the year. 

Having maintained a 3.0 
GPA in 9 or more credits of political 
science courses, as well as holding a 
place in the top third of their graduat- 
ing class, members of Pi Sigma Alpha 
serve the university as well as their 
chosen field of study as they work to 
promote the importance of political 
science through scholarship, leader- 
ship, and dedication in all they do for 
the surrounding community. 

► Pi Sigma Alspha members pbse 6n th|B winding We- 
ber staircase, proudly showcasihg th^r honor society's 
home base, (cl) i 

► Matthew VanDyke is alwaysiwillihg tcj lenc| a hand 
and a smile. ^^'^ ^ 

during a 

(cl) i 

^ Brandon Allison participated in discussion 
Pi Sigma Alpha meeting, (c ) | 
► Annie Atwater listens as lieij fellow honor society 
members discuss new ideas, (cl) 

Heather Mead 

In order to better comprehend 
the court system, prepare for law 
school, and keep on top of cur- 
rent events, Law and Politics So- 
ciety was birthed. 

Taking part in an honors soci- 
ety such as Law and Politics So- 
ciety advances members in their 
majors. According to Addison 
Newell, one benefit is the com- 
munity shared with other mem- 
bers who wish to be pursuing 

► President Katie Farris leads the 
Pre-law society, (mf) 

► Desmond Albert strengthens 
community with society members in 
Weber, (mf) 

► The Pre-law society share a pas- 
sion for working in the legal field one 
day. (mf) 

► Addison Newell learns about the court system 
in a different way as a member, (mf) 


careers in a similar field. Newe 
also enjoys the perspective; 
members provide when analyz 
ing court cases of old and new. 
"With a growing variety o 
people becoming involved wit! 
the group, the evaluation of cour 
cases is bringing along different 
viewpoints," she said. She be 
lieves this helps develops stuj 
dents who aspire to be lawyers. ' 
Throughout the year, the so 
ciety members were able to takf 
practice LSATs, visit law schools 
and aid a non-profit organizatior 
called Starfish in obtaining giftj 
for foster children. All of these 
activities are planned by presi 
dent Katie Farris. 

"My favorite memory 
was the movie night where we ai 
watched Liar Liar, had pizza anq 
just hung out and had fun," sal 



eather Mead 

never be able to 
get th^ imaie oijt of tiny m|nd 
of Dr. Veit domirig up|with|new 
yoga p|oses|stanpingjon ai 
table iri Weli)er,isaid|Char|iteil 
Wki. "l|lauglied^ohardl 
stkted cryifig." | 

I Tfjat'sjustqne 
hdppetjied at events 
sponsored by Psi 
Clii, th0 Psychology 
H(i)nori Soqiety. I 

I Sincelpsydhol- 
ogy clLib m longer 
e)^istsJPsi Qhihas 

good way to get to know the 
professors and others with 
similar interests," Ulatowski 

This past fall, the club 
had a "meet and greet" event, a 
game night, a class registration 
help session, and a Christmas 
party. In the spring another 
game night and a new member 
induction ceremony took place. 
Spring semester also included 
student presentations on their 
Quantitative Research studies. 
"People are my passion," 

Utalowski said. "Within this 
steppe|d upito tal^e its club, I am able to meet new 
place if! organizing people as well as help those 
I who may need it." 



Chi is a very 


Chi game night 

jt he| turn in thfe game of 


► Students spend time at a Psi Chi ganlie night, (pm) 

► Clarissa Schlegel prepiareslto takes her tuijn in Quelf. 

► Students play Spot It dliring a P 

► Dr. Lisa Gassin acts o 

ROTC at Olivet Nazarene pre- 
pares its members to be a platoon 
leader by educating them about 
serving in the military, learning to 
be confident, and possessing a 
command presence. Obtaining 
these characteristics takes com- 
mitment and sacrifice. 

The ROTC members wake up 
three times a week at 5 a.m. to 
work out. Class takes place every 
Thursday from 3:30-9. 

"We do a lab portion were 
we get to go into the woods and 
conduct battle drills," said Eliseo 
Betancourt. "And then we have 

class where we go over differer 
battle tactics and planning phase 
of missions." 

Two weekends every semeste 
they also train at a military facility 

"The training we do is: land na 
igation which is where they givi 
you a set of points, which consi: 
of 8 numbers for the grid coord 
nate, a map and a protractor, an 
you use your compass and go o 
and find the points," Betancou 
said. This training takes plao 
during the day and night. 

They direct ambushes and a1 
tacks, and they use real weapon: 
in their training, firing blanks t 
increase their understanding 
what the experience would be lik 
Outside of these experience 
and sacrifices, one also commits 
years of service after college. 

"This year is much more fo 
cused; people are working han 
with grades, physical fitness, am 
leadership," said Betancourt. "The 
cadets in this program take greai 
pride in being a part of somethinc| 
great, and it shows." 

► Austin Wolf 
and Jacob Mundo 
build up their fitness 
through jogging, (mf) 

► Tyler Hamilton 
and Chris Scott work 
out by planking, (mf) 

► Brandon Houtch- 
ens, Allie Hodges, 
and Eliseo Betan- 
court gather outside to practice, (mf) 

► Alan Meyers, Chris Scott, and Ryan Lalone exer 
cise at 5 a.m. three days a week, (mf) 


members of Sigma 
the Spanish hoiHor society, 
are the |o-to peopl| on 
ca mpus|wherj you rjieed 
taton. j 

Sir|ce th|s is tlie 
fir^t year the ^roup has 
been unHer A|SC, thjey 
planned morei events 
past the|indudtion, j 

a sqavenger 
hunt, movie night, and 
bopfire. I 

The Spanish prdfes- 
sors attended! and we 

Heather Mead 

were able to ask them questions 
about traveling and educational 
experiences that they've had while 
using their Spanish," Tianna Frey 

"It was interesting to hear 
about our professors' experiences 
and get to know other Spanish 
majors who I don't normally see on 
campus." These events served as 
a place for the members to meet 
and get to know each other on a 
deeper level. 

"I'm involved because I love be- 
ing in a group of Spanish speakers 
who help me learn and grow more," 
Kelsey Nelson said. 

ItoVr' " *ag!:~" 

► Sigma Delta Pi holds in meet ng ir^Treehousp, the hon- 
ors lounge, (mf) 

► Kelsey Nelson helps plan events forjSignia Delta Pi 
ChiTheta.(mf) I 

► Tianna Frey is involved with the sociely to |neet other 
Spanish majors and "use the gift 

► Jenny Schoenwetter di^cusjses (he sJDciety's upcom- 
ing events, (mf) 


On the steps of Benner Library, 
controversial words from controversial 
books are proclaimed in a bold voice. 
Olivet's Sigma Tau Delta, the interna- 
tional Honors Society, celebrates litera- 
ture in all of its forms. During Banned 
Books Week, members read books 
outside of Benner Library that have been 
challenged or banned since their publi- 
cation out of the group's conviction that 
literature cannot be confined to a series 
of guidelines. Along with Banned Books 
Week, the group participates in volunteer 
activities that spread literacy. The group 
creates book drives for the Burkina Faso 

mission trips, assists university stude 
in Ouagadougou in researching tol 
ics for senior papers, organizes poet] 
slams, and goes to an annual confi 
ence where literary works are shan 
amongst their peers. 

Dana Peterson, the president 
Sigma Tau Delta, said that the group h 
the purpose to "foster literacy within tl 
community and to promote an interest 
literature and the English language 
campus. Within the club itself, we su| 
port one another in our studies and offi 
a network of friendship and feedback f( 
our members." Brandy Buckholt enjo; 
the inclusiveness of the group. "Dr. S 
uss Day was my favorite event we pi| 
on. It involved everybody. Anyone cou 
come in and participate." Lacey Austi 
the treasurer of the club said, "I joini 
Sigma Tau Delta because of the go 
name the society has around campi 
and because of the opportunities to e: 
pand my English skills. I and four othi 
members were selected to present o 
writing at the international Sigma T 
Delta Convention in March and we 
able to hear renowned author Ursula 
Le Guin speak. This is just one expei 
ence that Sigma Tau has given me th; 
will help boost me into the literary worl 
after college." 

► David Modica shares a literary 

quote during the induction ceremoncy. 

► Sliayla Hancock enjoys the com- 
pany at a Sigma Tau meeting, (pm) 

► Kelly Carey and Steplianie Edens 
enjoy refreshments, (pm) 

► Dana Peterson welcomes new in- 

ductees, (pm) 

► Sam Brooks and Erin Evans plan 
an SJC event for April, (mf) 
►Tine SJC brainstorms ideas for 
new ways to get students involved, 

=A water filer sent to' Haiti 
shoes s0nt to bhildr^n in ipeed around 
the worl|d, an| resclurces sent|to or- 
ganizati|ns cijeated|to sijipportl those 
in need— all ol these have a pbsitive 
impact c^n thoge wlfo suffer fropi op- 
pression and |negle|ct. Olivet's ISocial 
Justice (blub servesi to spread Aware- 
ness of injustice imposed; on those all 
over th^ worlcj, and| not Only tO| make 
aware, m to Isuppiprt thc^se wlo are 
actively fighting agaihst social injustice. 

^Created just last year, the club 
has qui(|kly becomq established as a 
group thjat is jirivenlto mbke aidiffer- 
ence in i the v^orld. ^Sam 'Brool^s, co- 
chair of jSocial Justice Club, is one of 
the founjding rtemb^rs. "I whelped start 
SJC lasj yearibeca(jse we warited to 
make a difference in the vvorld around 
us and jknewjthat other jstudents on 
campus jwanted to (po thq sam^," she 
said. Tliey have co-run i^events with 
ASC to Isell TOMS shoes to students 



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With each pair sold, TOMS donated a 
pair to a child in need. They ran a yard 
sale in the Warming House to raise 
money for International Justice Mis- 
sion, a human rights agency that aids 
and rescues those who have been op- 
pressed by slavery and other avenues 
of violent exploitation. This year they 
focused their resources to raise money 
for a water filter to send to Haiti. 

Erin Evans, the President of 
Social Justice Club, said, "I have a de- 
sire to do international missions upon 
graduating from Olivet. I have always 
desired to do things related to this pas- 
sion while here in the States. Starting 
Social Justice Club has been a great 
way to utilize passions that I and others 
have while we are students." While it is 
easy to forget and ignore the injustices 
committed all over the world, the Social 
Justice Club aims to remind and to in- 
spire action. 

at the TOMS 

Style i Your I Sole Event. 

► President Erin Evans cobrdiriatedthe events that SJC 
leads on campus, (mf) j 
►Ashley Dettore talks details 


boutjthe ijpcoming event. 


Trust and relationships 
usually go hand in hand. How- 
ever, those two words have a 
larger impact than ronnance. 
That's right. Who thought of 
trust and relationships being 
important in improv comedy? 
According to Eric Harmon of 
Spoons 4 Forks, those words 
are hugely important. "You 
need to fully trust your team 
members in improv, otherwise 

► Matt Wilson explains 
the next scene the group- 
members will perform, (ah) 

► Spoons 4 Forks shows 
often involve audience 
participation, (ah) 

► Matt Jones and Eric Har- 
mon act crazy during their 
scene, (ah) 

►Josh Ewing and Becca 
Yates ask for suggestions 
from the audience, (ah) 

Andy Jerrick 
the scenes will generally flop! 
We spend a lot of time togethe| 
simply as friends so we cai 
learn to trust each other," sal 

Along with spendind 
large amounts of time outside 
of practice, the team pours ir 
plenty of hours of work while 
preparing for a show. ^ 

"We practice 3 hourj 
a week on average. But or 
the day before and show days 
we put in another five hours 
so we're ready to go by showj 
time," said Harmon. 

With that much time 
spent together, it's easy to see 
how Spoons 4 Forks has be- 
come one of the tightest-kni| 
groups on campus, and one o^ 


Andy Jerrick 

The |fresliman| fifteen is efforts in the nearby communities, 
somethihg that all inew bollegp stu- "We serve in the commu- 

dents aiie warped of, and|the Sjudent nity with events such as Feed My 

Dietetic I Associatioip doeb its fjiart to Starving Children and the Riverside 

help. I I I Diabetes Fair. We also have many 

I "\AJe invest in the members volunteering at local food 

Olivet qampL|s ani sur- shelters," said Emily Borger. 
rounding community. The Due to so much volunteer 

club se^ks a|l oppf)rtuni- work, the club members build a 

ties to promote health and sense of community among them, 
nutrition; through yolun- "This club allows a natural 

teer wok" skid Mjelinda mentoring process to develop among 

Jones. I j ! all the dietetic majors. We're thank- 

The club is currently ful for the opportunities to develop 

doing a fundraiser tp sup- our skills and passions. We will all be 

port a feeding center in better dietitians because of this club," 

Guatemala. JAIong with said Melinda Jones, 
worldwide pifojects, the 
club focUses ialenty of its 

► Students helfj) during SDA fvents. (ah) 

► Dietetics stuplent^ gel harjds qn experi- 
ence in the field pi Di^tetici (ah) 

► Kira Litras volunteers iher lime tb talk with 
students about SDA. (ah) 



Working with cliil- 
dren in local schools and 
churches allows students 
to affirm their choice to 
teach. The Student Educa- 
tion Association focuses on 
allowing education majors 
to get hands-on experience 
by tutoring, getting involved 
in urban children's ministry, 
coaching, or other activi- 

► Kaiti Carlson and 
Seth Wenzelman work 
together during an SEA 
event, (s) 

► Members join togeth- 
er in matching shirts for a 
SEA meeting, (s) 

► Members of SEA dis- 
cuss activities to do with 
kids in the classroom.(s) 

► Dale Oswalt, faculty 
sponsor for the SEA, ex- 
plains a new idea, (s) 

Jessica Morey 

"SEA allows future 
educators to receive valu 
able experiences to carr) 
out throughout their ca 
reers and strives to hel|: 
prepare education majorj 
to become professional 
influencing lives," said LiSc 

Students log 1S 
hours of volunteer work ev 
ery two years to be consid- 
ered a member. 

"My personal in- 
terest is helping out loca 
schools and churches whc 
do so much for our educa- 
tion majors. It gives us a: 
way to give back and show 
appreciation by volunteer- 



iStudent Union' of Family 
and Consumer Spiences consists 
of students iiji varilDus ifiajorg from 
fasiiion I merchandising to child de- 
velopment. Each major focuses on 
relationships iwith Individuals,: fami- 
lies, corjnmunjities, |and fie erjviron- 
ment. Students in\lolved 
taifi connecjtions I with 
other studertts and de- 
velop ways to primote 
the department. 

I F(|)ur senior fashion 
merchahdizirig rtiajors 
connected to theicom- 
mijinity 1 by : presenting 
or^ prQfessi0nal Idress 
foil work and interviews 
to I teen mpms. Erika 
Canale$, Alyssa Mitch- 
ell! Kri^ty Czyniejewski, 

Jessica Morey 
and Nicole Parsons also did a busi- 
ness clothing drive and and spent 
three weeks separating, sizing, and 
cleaning the clothing. However, 
Mitchell's car caught on fire and half 
of the clothing that was collected 
was lost. 

Alyssa works at The Gap 
and told her boss about the situa- 
tion. They sent out letters to other 
stores and received 45 boxes of 
new clothing, accessories, and 
shoes. The seniors were able to 
present 15 teen moms with three 
new outfits each, along with hope 
and Christian love despite the frus- 
trating setback. 

In addition to that project, 
SUFACS put on their annual Christ- 
mas Bazaar, a fair that allows stu- 
dents to sell their crafty creations, 
and the spring fashion show. 

► Dr. Diane Richardson, Anna Winters, Sabra Reidhow, Mack- 
enna King, Maha Mohammad, land Hlope OlsoHjare dedicated to 
helping other, (jc) 

► Members discuss plans during a FACS meeting, (jc) 

► The group plans a clothing 'pirive l!or teeh moms, (jcj 

► Maha Mohammad talks passiohately abofjt FAGS to other 
members of the group, (jc) 


Encatus is a global organization that is doing more than just 
business projects; they are making the world a better place day by 
day. Co-president Kyle Henning said, "Enactus is a place to refine 
your skills while working towards your future. We realize that college 
is a short four years, but the time you spend here can make a huge 
impact on your future. We believe that spending time helping others 
through business projects is a way to change the community and the 

Our chapter consists of more than ninety students with a 
variety of majors, from Marketing to Elementary Education. Enactus 
is a part of something much larger than just Olivet's campus, in the 
United States alone there are 535 Enactus teams consisting of 21 ,232 
students. Enactus is starting to develop in over 39 countries. Co- 
president Emma Reutter explained, "ONU Enactus is committed to 
bettering the lives of those we can through our club of entrepreneurial- 

minded students. We are comprised of individuals with a head for 

business and a heart for the world." Their activities this year included 

putting on a personal finance seminar for students with Dave Ramsey 

curriculum, and a Hispanic community computer class that taught 

skills on Microsoft 

programs, email and 

social media sites. 

Another new project 

that they manifested 

this year is a shuttle 

that transports 

students from The 

Oaks apartments to 

campus safely during 

the winter months. 


► Emma Reutter presents during a club meeting in Weber, (pm) 

► Jimmy Phillips attends tlie financial seminar that was sponsored by Enactus. (pm) 

► Enactus co-president Kyle Henning talks to the club, (pm) 

► Students are able to follow along with the Dave Ramsay seminar in the workbooks provided by 
Enactus and members of the community, (pm) 

Women's'Residential Life 
council is a dommunity of Godly 
womerl that put oh events for thie 
school.! The j council is made up 
of twerpty-fiye wpmeri on cam- 
pus thcit me^t ev0ry Wednesday 
to plani everlts. Madisbn Uese- 
berg, the vide president of WRL, 
has a huge passion for her job, 

on multiple 
the s(bhool 

year. A favorite activity is the 
mentorship program called Sis- 
ter to Sister. Upperclassmen 
on campus get matched with a 
freshman and act as a big sis- 
ter to them throughout the year. 
WRL also put on Homecoming 
Coronation, Fireside Chats with 
Chaplain Holcomb, and the very 
popular event Mr. ONU. WRL 
hopes to bring the campus to- 
gether by having fun, but also by 
planning events that build each 
other up spiritually and emotion- 

► Kristin Nichols prepares the 
judges for Mr. ONU. (s) 

► Shelby Thein hangs out with 
VP for WRL Madison Leesberg be- 
fore a meeting, (pm) 

Jessica Palm sells tickets for 
Mr. ONU. (s) 

► Emma Capps works on 
her Zumba skills during a 
Sister 2 Sister Party, (cl) 


Ej^sanfe jTig imtwusmt^ 

"We set sail on this new sea because there 
is l<nowledge to be gained." 

Panting and disoriented, a 
lone traveler stumbles upon a strange, 
qncharjed land. After a long, treacherous 
journey up four flights of dark and nar- 
rpw stairs, he is surprised to discover life 
on the top floor of Burke. Students and 
faculty sit behind mysterious wooden 
doors, large books and yellow highlight- 
ers in their laps. Strings of elaborate 
libraryiterms and French and Spanish 
morphemes float effortlessly down a 
wide stretch of unfamiliar ground. Our 
travelef, a first-year biology major, has 
seen nothing quite like this before. 

From the outside looking in, it 
rriay appear that English majors spend 
the majority of their time correcting 
the faulty grammar of their peers and 
reading books written by dead authors. 
Spanish majors, on the other hand, may 
be perceived as readers of foreign chil- 
dren's JDOoks and experts at conjugating 
\/erbs ifi the past-perfect tense. Students 
and faculty within the Department of 
Englisfi and Modern Languages partake 
in much more than reading, writing, and 

j In the past, with a mission 

to help'others by traveling the world, 
professors within the department have 
traveled with students to Burkina Faso 
and Ghana, China and Korea, and even 
to England over Christmas, spring, 
and summer breaks. Spanish students 
assist public schools with translation 

and interpretation during parent-teacher 
conferences, and the English honor 
society Sigma Tau Delta collects and 
sells books to raise funds for students in 

The department's Burkina Faso 
mission trip, which takes place in May, 
exposes students to a new culture and 
opportunities while interacting with for- 
eign university students, church youth, 
and primary school children. While 
students perform tasks such as tutoring 
university students and holding MLA 
and APA workshops, they also present 
church programs, conduct beginning 
ESL courses, and might even paint a 
few churches along the way. 

Whether a student or 
professor's literary forte stems from 
Spanish, English, or French roots, 
each member's passion for litera- 
ture of all kinds is rarely concealed. 
During Banned Books Week in 
late September, sponsored by the 
English honor society, students and 
faculty raised awareness of prohib- 
ited literature around the world by 
reading passages from various works 
around campus. English professor 
and Sigma Tau faculty sponsor Dr. 
Belcher-Rankin, standing proudly 
outside of Benner Library on a cool 
fall afternoon, read a passage from 
the Bible— reminding us all that even 
the words we live by are slighted 

elsewhere in the world. 

"Our goal is to bring in more 
languages," said department chair Dr. 
Kashama Mulamba. The mission of 
the department is to teach students to 
communicate effectively, to address the 
interrelationship between language and 
culture, and to prepare students to appi 
the skills they have learned to serve 
humanity and God. 

The department offers courses 
not only in English, but also in Spanish, 
French, and, more recently, Portuguese. 
Elementary courses in both Portuguese 
and French are offered each fall and 
spring semester, while majors in Spanish 
and English give students more opportu 
nities to dive deeper into both influential 
tongues. Special topics courses within 
the English major, offered each spring, 
vary in subject matter from C.S. Lewis 
to literature period studies to award- 
winning novels. 

The English and Modern 
Languages department is home to two 
honor societies, a diverse band of faculty 
from foreign locations such as Peru and 
the Congo, and an immense love for lit- 
erature and the cultural, theoretical, and 
worthwhile effects it has on society. 



"En el principio era'^I^BTbOs'. 


Inn I AND 


► Olivia Cheatiiam enjoys a graphic design course, (cl) 

► Sam Steiber focuses on tine information being taught in graphic de- 
sign, (cl) 

► Kylie LaFerney sketches a face in Fundamentals of Drawing, (cl) 

► Professor Gary Thomas demonstrates to his students how to prop- 
erly draw a human head, (cl) 

► Dr. Parabeau lectures in Human biversity. (mm) 

► Kim Kratz raises Her hand iri Researciji and Statistics, 

► Dr. Ray Bower explain^ the Ibell c[jrve i|i Basic 
Research and Statistids. 

tr^ ^ ^ 

'fS ' 



^m M 

► Dr. Kent OIney en- 
gages his students 

with his animated lecture 
style^ (mni) 

► Jeremy Height tal<es 
notes during Social 
Theory, a graduation re- 
quirement for Sociology 
majors, (mm) 


► 138 Majors 

► Psychology 




►83 Majors 

► Biology 
►Clinical Lab Science 

► Environmental Science 

► Science Education 

► Cameron Cholewa dissolves phosphatidylcho- 
line, (cl) 

► Dustin Twining and Grace Amponsaii analyze a dis- 
sected cat in Human Anatomy and Pinysiology lab. (cl) 

► Martha McBurney lecutres in Biochemistry, (cl) 

► Brody Stewart concentrates on measuring cloro- 
form in a Biochemistry lab. (cl) 

► Garrett Wasson and Kaitlyn Worral dissect in the 
lab portion of thier class, (cl) 

►[Dr. I|ewerts teaches his busi- 
ness law class, (bb) j 
►^Steven LaCosse laughs during 
his group presentation, (bb) 
►►Craig; Pierce finishes his notes. 

m \ \ I 

► Spencer Cbol< tall{S about his 
experience with Coca-Cola during 
►[Students debate a case study in 
business law.(bb) 


►277 Majors 


► Business Admiiiistratior 

► Business lnform|atiop Systeips 

► Economics-Finajnce 

► International Business 

► Marketing 



yiuNIUhi ■ 

► Timothy Harmon gives a speech 

about rhinos, (bb) 

► Ron Gamache, Shelby Van 
Buren, and Rebel<ah Musselman lis- 
ten intently to a speech, (bb) 

► Hannah Williams prepares for a 
big speech, (bb) 



► Logan Johnson and 
David Timm listen to 
BPT during Professional f 
Communication, (bb) 


► Cassie Brainard studies during a 
jcture. (eb) 

► Students work on a computer 
reject, (eb) 

► Matthew Gargiulo and Sam Craven collaborate on a project, (eb) 
'John Peterson works on the computer in Weber, (pm) 


► Natasha French presents a "book talk" 

in Children's Literature (cl) 

► Jacl<ie LaPash, Nicole Krokosz, and 
Caitlyn Sheridan take notes on minorities in 
education, (cl) 

► Dr. Darcel Brady lectures on the history 
and philosophy of education, (cl) 

► Sam Bergman takes notes during his EDUC 150 course, (cl) 

► Raven Southard and Dana McMahan prepare a lesson during Reading 
Instruction, (cl) 

► Andrew Malosh attends History and Philosophy of Education, (cl) 



► Seth Means and Nebiyu 
Haiiemariam sit deep in 

1 concentration over their se- 
nior design project, (cl) 
►Alex Hagberg, Alex Phil- 
lips, and Cameron Brewer 
discuss lecture points, (cl) 
►A lecture captivates 
Amanda Luby's mind, (cl) 
•►Professor Robert Allen 
demonstrates a geometric 
diagram, (cl) 

•►Peter Robinson dives 
ideep into liis studies, (cl) 


► 106 

► Engineering 





► Prof. Ingram instructs an 
engaging class, (pm) 

► Students look over thier 
work in class, (pm) 

► Prof. Johnson reviews 
his points with the students, 

► Students engage in a lec- 
ture, (pm) 

► Jocelyn Cook follows ^33 MslOrS 

1 in Oi-nn+iv/n \A/ri+inn lr\m\ * 

► English 

along in Creative Writing, (pm) 

► English Education 
►Spanish Education 


► 192 

►Athletic training 

► Exercisd Science 

► PJiysicalJEdiijcation 

► Recreation ahd lieisure Studies 
►Sports Managenient 

►Will Cundy exercises 
quads in a wall squat, (pm) 
► Kolton Reeverts studies thb 
muscle and bone structure of an 
arm. (mm) 




► 109 Majors 

►Child Development 

► Dietetics 

► Family and Consumer Science 

► Family and Consumer Science 


► Fashion Merchandising 

► Housing/Environmental Design 

■^^ ^A^ 

J ] 

wSsF^' '"'' . .licd^^^^^B 




► Diane Richardson teaches an Interior De 
sign class, (pm) 

► Students take notes during an Interior De 
sign class, (pm) 

► Caitlin Iwema measures out oil. (jc) 

► Phil Novak measures for his cooking class 





►89 Majors 


► History 

► Political Science 

► Public Policy 
►Social Science 
►Social Science Education 

American|Publjc Policy, (pm) 
►Jimmy Phillips takesi notes, (pm) 

► Dr. David Clabom Analyzes the class debate, (pm) 

► Derek Williams take$ notes on a class debate, (pm) 

► Tom Curulewski and GalDe Nye discuss International 
economic policy, (pm) j 

►Students prepare for class totegin, (pm) 
► Clay Bass attends Calculus I in the1o' 
Burke, (pm) 



► 76 IVIajors 

►Actuarial Science 

► Mathematics 

► Matli Education 


► Cody O'Riley enjoys math class, (pm) 

► Dr. Brown prepares the lecture for the Calculus I class, (pm) 

► Dr. Bell directs the Orchestra 
rehersal. (pm) 

► Enos Hershberger practices 
guitar between rehersals. (pm) 

► Jazz Band members focus on 
what is being said to them, (pm) 

► Ochestra builds relationships 
through conversation before rehersal 
begins, (pm) 

► The low strings prepare for 
Sounds of the Season, (pm) 

► Emily Ohse practices the proper tech- 
nique of inserting IV's. (mc) 

► Claren Oesch writes notes on the 
board, (mm) 

► Danny Wainwright worl<s as the VLC 
Sl<ills Lab Coordinator in the nursing depart- 
ment, (mm) 
>- Students practice nursing techniques 
on the simulation mannequin, (mm) 

► Ricky Graczyk studies the technique of inserting an IV. (mm) 

► Prof. Dunleavy helps ONU nursing students succeed, (mm) 



►Geological Engineering 
►Geoloyy ' 

► Physieal Science 

► Science Education 

► Department chair Max Reams enthusiastically teaches students, (mm) 
I ►Students listen attentively in class, (mm) 

► IVIonica Galarowsl<i spends time after hours in tine rock lab. (mm) 

► Prof. Alexander lectures in his Physical Science class, (mm) 
' ►Students can take three different astronomy classes at Olivet, (mm) 





► 1 85 Majors 

►Social Work 

► The department fre- 
quently invites real-world 
professionals in as guest 
speakers, (jc) 

► Sydney Morehead and 
Somone Agers look over a 
worksheet together, (jc) 

► Professor Guimond 
lecutres in Social Work 
Practice 2. (jc) 

► Jessica [Harper laughs during a social work class, (jc) 

► Rachel Devine, Bre Bambrick and others connect with the pro- 
fessor in a small class, (jc) 

'►Sludentsjisten irfOhiMian Fori 
K^ucation requirement, (jc) 
►Theology students learn about the eucharist o 
mass, (jc) 


► 188 

► Biblical Studied 
►Children's Ministry 
►Christian Ebucation 

► IntercujturalStiiidiej 

► MinistdrialMissioni 

► Pastoral Ministry 

► Philosdphy-Reiigio 

► Religions Studies 
►Youth Ministry 

► Professor Robertson also helps 
coach the baseball team when he's 
not teaching, (jc) 

► Meagan Ramsay takes n4tes 
in Christian Faith, (jc) 

► Nicole tafond is abfelagp inside the White 
ing room as an ihteffi at the Dailf GalJtr. (s) 
►Jesse Mezera is able foiHsltJhe GreatiA/aliof China durjngJTtj 
semester abroad, (s) '^■--^^ ^"^^^^^^^-^ 

► Meagan Ramsay goes on a trip to thetoioaal Press 
Washington D.C. (s) 

► Brianna Lomas and Tay- 
lor Polatas meet other 
students during their time 
in Ecuador, (s) 

►Quinn Treleven spends a semes 
ter in China in a study abroad pro 
gram, (s) 

► Students take advantage of the 
China Study's Program through Best 
Semester program, (s) 


|]i^ Jesse^Mezera bonds with other students 
While touring China, (s) 
► Meagan Ramsay visits national monu 
ments such as the White House, (s) 

►Taylor Polatas and Brianna Lomas visit La Mitad Del Mundo in 

^^M\o, Ecuador, (s) 

Each year, dozens 
students are enrolled at Olivet 
but are thousands of miles away 
from the familiarity of Olivet's 
campus. These students take 
advantage of the expansive 
study abroad programs offered; 
through Olivet and sometimes 
even coordinate their owni. With 
both domestic and international^ 
programs, there is a program for 
everyone. Students can wilk thei 
halls o| pres-i 
tigious I Ox-| 
ford Univer- 
sity and learn; 
from isomei 
of the ^ most 
scholar^ in| 
the World.' 
Film students 
can t study 
and imple-i 
ment theirj 
craft through* 
a film : study 
3rograrn inl 
-OS l^nge-i 
es. Stiidentsi 
can i travels 
to Australia,: 
China, Egypt,! 
Japan, \ Mex- 
ico, Russia, 
Uganda, and 
the list! goes 
on across the 
globe. [ , 
Wright stud- 
ied at Tokyo' 
Christian Uni- 

versity in Inzai City, Japan. He 
took basic Japanese language, 
Japanese religion and pniloso- 
phy, Japanese Arts and Aesthet- 
ics, and an International relations 
class. " t really is an eye-opening 
experience. One of the best 
things I have ever done," said 
Paul. "It was amazing seeing 
the difference in culture and hav- 
ing the opportunity to get a view 
on the world that is so different 
from the Western perspective 
and tradition that I grew up in. 
The opportunity to live outside 
of my comfort zone and live with 
people who were in their comfort 
zone was an experience I would 
never give up." 

I Aubrey Mikhail studied 
at Hillsong International Leader- 
ship College in Sydney, Austra- 
lia. While there she took Bible, 
Theology, and Music classes 
and served at a church, where 
she was involved in anywhere 
from 3-14 services a week. She 
is a pre-med major and was hes- 
itant to go because the classes 
that she would taking weren't ap- 
plicable for her required credits. 
Through the lessons I had in 
that experience I learned more 
than I think I've ever learned in 
one of my science classes... 
and I've learned a lot in those." 
For her, the most valuable part is 
the also the hardest part, which 
is, fthe loneliness of being on the 
other side of the world. Commu- 
nication was hard. But it's when 
Jesus is all you have that you 
find out He's a I you need." 

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"Champions aren't made in the gyms. Champions 
are made from something they have deep inside 
them— a desire, a dream, a vision." 

► Muhammad AH 


Hours in the water turned 
forty students into a pruney-fingered 
famijy. An unlikely bunch made up 
Olivet's first swim team: a graduate 
student, four South Africans, a handful 
of seniors and a lot of new recruits. 
I Among them is sophomore 
Natalie VanDenack, who thought 
her ^wimming career was over when 
chodse to come to Olivet. That 
charjged, however, with a call from 
Coach Teeters. "I thought I should 
forget about swimming, but God had 
other plans for me," she said. 

Graduate student Melissa 
Wright also got a second chance at 
swin^ming with the formation of the 
newjteam. "I look at it as God's way of 
telling me I need to swim again," she 
saidlwith a laugh. "Joining the team 
wasjan easy decision. I love racing, 
especially relays." 

Freshman Calvin Price, who 
cam 3 to Olivet from South Africa 
to jo n the swim team, enjoyed the 
camkraderie of the team. "I like the 
waylthe meets are set up, where 
teanimates are allowed to cheer from 
one lanother on the pool deck, where 
in siuth Africa this is prohibited," 
he said. "Swimming with a team is 
an ajwesome change to my training 
regime. With a team this size there is 
a lot: more motivation all round, which 
increases the amount of effort one 



With the kind of practices 
the swimmers must conquer, 
supporting each other is crucial. 
Though the advent of the Student 
Life and Recreation Center sparked 
the creation of the swim team, they 
weren't able to practice in the new 
pool until after it opened in December. 
Instead, they swam from 8:45-1 1 :00 
PM at night at a local high school. 
"The practices were even harder 
because of the time," VanDenarck 
explained. "Even though it was 
draining physically, mentally, and 
emotionally, we became stronger, 
managed our time better, and bonded 
because of it." 

Including dry land practice, 
the overall practice time averaged 
out to about four hours each day, six 
days a week. "Sometimes I'd only 
get three hours of sleep because I 
had homework, and it takes my body 
a long time to cool down from the 
workout," Randi Mortimer explained. 

However, even the challenges 
themselves turned into funny 
memories. Mortimer remembered 
when everyone got a bad cough 
after the first swim meet, due to high 
chlorine levels in the pool. "When we 
got back to campus a couple of the 
girls on the team were in my room, 
and we just had a huge coughing 
test," she said with a laugh. "One of us 
would be coughing up a lung, which 

for some reason would cause the res 
of us to laugh. The laughing made us 
cough! It was a vicious cycle." 

The team also gave each 
other "sporting names" (like Cyborg) 
and played "Duck Duck Goose" to 
lighten the mood. Perhaps the funnie; 
thing that happened, however, 
was when Gregg Chenoweth, Vice 
President for Academic Affairs, 
jumped into the pool off the diving 
board in a full suit and tie. "No one 
saw that coming!" Laura Thomson 

Through it all, the swimmers 
kept NAIA nationals in sight as their 
ultimate goal. "We wanted to win 
nationals, get experience, and just 
get our name and swimming program] 
out there," Sam Bergman said. At 
each meet, the swimmers competed 
in individual events and team 
relays. Wins in either area counted 
towards the team's total, which then 
determined which school won the 
meet. "You swim for yourself, but 
you also swim for the team," Etienne 
Swanepoel explained. 
Fierceness and flair has taken the 
fledgling team from underdogs to 
conquerors. As Price put it, "I like the 
satisfaction of completing something 
that you would normally see as 

Coming into the sea- 
son ranl<ecl twenty-fourth in 
the nation, the Men's Cross 
Country team accomplished 
its goal of making it to nation- 

"The best part of 
the season was making it to 
nationals when it looked as 
though our season had al- 
ready ended," Daniel Wells 
explained. "We sent six differ- 

ent guys than last year, de- 
spite losing six of our better 

To get there, they had 
to succeed at the conference 
meet. "Nothing beat cross- 
ing that finish line, knowing I 
ran a great race, then turning 
around to see my teammates 
come across the line. I knew 
that we'd just run the best 
race of the year and quali- 
fied for nationals," Nicho- 
las Mizeur said. "Though 
running at nationals in a 
steady rain was a close 
second. I was soaked and 
muddy after the race. It was 

pretty awesome!" 

Despite battling in- 
uries, red-shirted players, 
ong bus trips and fatigue, the 
team grew closer throughout 
the season. "The best growth 
was the spiritual growth that 
took place at our weekly Bi- 
ble studies," Wells said. "We 
persevered with God's help." 
Though running may seem 
like an individual activity, the 
men on the team tell a differ- 
ent story. 

"I love the memories 
and lasting bonds you make 
with your teammates," said 
Kyle Boone. 

Staci Bradbury 
Mizeur agreed, 
"When I am struggling in 
workouts, multiple guys nelp 
me get through that tough 
day. I wouldn't give these 
guys up for the world." 

►Team captain Kyle Boone races in the ISU Intercol- 
legiate Meet in Bloomington-Normal, Illinois, (mc) 

► Joel Lynn, Nile Baker, Daniel Pitts, Brandon Diran 
and Matt Dixon run at Aspen Ridge, (mc) 

► Junior Brian Willoughby and team members Ron 
Milbocker, Mitchell Dale, and Dylan 
Creger dominate during a home 
meet, (mc) 


► Junior Jesse Stanford sails over the ground at a meet 
n early September, (mc) 

► Nic Mizuer, Ian Lofgren, Kasey Ferrigan, and James 
-isher run together during tine Midwest Classic, (mc) 

► The men's team gathers for their pre-race huddle 
Defore a home meet. Captains shout, "Who are we?" and 
ecieve "ONU" in reply, followed by "What are we?" and 



Michael Kirkpatrick 

The women's cross country team started 
off the year ranked 3rd nationally in the NAIA and 
lived up to their reputation with consecutive victo- 
ries right off the bat. Lauren Streicher is optimistic 
about the team: "This year's team is the biggest 
and has the most personality. Our team is by far 
the strongest and most prepared for nationals." 
Not only have the runners enjoyed the challenge 
and competition, they also have grown spiritually 
and closer to one another through their experi- 
ences. "As a team we huddle together to pray 
and then to pump us up we do our team cheer," 
said junior Leah Livingston. "By continuously 

praying throughout the race and by encouraging 
others, I find it easy to find the strength to contin- 
ue." The fellowship is better than ever, too: "The 
team is much bigger and faster. There are girls to 
run with and girls to push you, so everyone gets 
better," said Sam Clark. Hannah Endrizzi says 
that Olivet's team "is very 
close knit and supportive 
of each other." She con- 
cludes, "In college, it feels 
more like a family than 
like a team." 


►The girls get pumped up about a race, (mm) 

►One tradition for the women's cross country team is to 

lave a prayer huddle just before a race kicks off. (mm) 

► Madison Moyer finishes strong, (mm) 

► Hannah Endrizzi, Grace Dean, Chantalle Falconer, and 
Becca Garst run at a home meet. 

►A group of girls take a run to cool down after a meet. 
>Kalla Gold bursts ahead of the competition, (mm) 

Everyone /fas t^eir own way of prepar- 
ing before a pig (^ay. l\/lany of tile women on 
tiie cross coLtry teani lil<e\ to play and listen 
to music to calm their r\en/es. Some have their 
own unique wp/s of preparihg; Kylie Lippencott 
likes to eat PB&J sandwiched', for example. Sam 
CM, on the pthet hank chooses pasta as her 
food of choice before a race Korlney Ellingboe 
likes to get a gooo night's shop as a recipe for 
success. Lauren Streicher mentioned that after 
they have done thejr separate preparations, "We 
run a couple jf strides and ifieet hn the course 
for a moment of piayetiand then we do an ob- 
noxious chee ■ to p\mp us up befdfe the^ 
start of the race." 

In football, knowing 
every little detail is necessary 
for success. Linemen have to 
be in perfect position, quarter- 
backs have to be accurate, and 
receivers must catch every 
pass thrown to them. So why 
would the football team start 
over ten players who have at 
most one season of experi- 

"It may have been 
tough at the beginning, but the 
young players are picking up 
the details and show improve- 
ment every game," 

said sophomore running back 
David Payne. His words ring 
true. After starting the season 
losing their first five games 
to ranked teams, the Tigers 
picked up their play and won 
three out of their last five. This 
is due to the hydra-like proper- 
ties of Olivet's running attack. 

"Having multiple run- 
ning backs keeps other teams 
guessing and keeps us fresh 
so the load is always distrib- 
uted," said Payne. 

The Tigers primarily 
rely on Payne and sophomore 

Michael Ho-Lewis to share the 
bulk of the carries, but near the 
end of the season, freshmen 
Zach Gross and MJ Green 
made a huge impact. Not to 
mention the Tigers starting 
quarterback Rico Prestia, a 
sophomore, who regularly 
scrambles and makes big plays 
out of nothing. 

In the defense, start- 
ing linebacker Brandon 
Ruemler is just a sopho- 
more. So is starting defen- 
sive back Mark Kosrow. 

The Tigers have only 
eight seniors and thirteen 
juniors on their roster. 
"It takes multiple seasons. But, 
the guys are continuing to buy 
in and work to build something 
special," said Head Coach 
Brian Fish. "I'm excited to see 
them growing into an experi- 
enced team." 

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It^etJfTensive lixiegelsre^cly tb blo]:k (jc). 
► A Ite^^teyerlooksjaheaid f6l1extr^)^rdage. (jc) 
>Atlstin Holten lines dp for the l^ickof '. Qch 

►Spikes dig in as the men defend their home turf, (jc) 
!'► A total of nine coaches help the team to victory, (jc) 
►Tony Turner and Myles Toney recover after a play, (jc) 

His last name might be hard to 
pronounce, hut Andrew Mkzijal<ovich 
is a star on the field. He hns been the 
Mid-States Rootball Alliance Special 
Teams Player of the week four times 
and continues to help out rhe Tigers. 

In adqitionl to b ootir g fie, d goals 
for the Tigers, l\/luzljal^ovic'i is viso the 
team's punter Hq shewed his skills by 
earning a school record eighty-iwo yard 
punt againstllowa Wesleyan. 

Altho&gh MuzljBko\/ich might 
play footbalm most overlooked position, 
it's impossible not to A|of/c@ the\consis- 
tency and passion thdt shines tprough 
whenever he takes the field. 


With half of the starters 
as Freshmen and a mostly new 
coaching staff, the volleyball 
team faced a wave of new chal- 
lenges this season, but came 
out as a family. 

Luckily, new assistant 
coach Peyton Thompson arrived 
armed with experience. 

Despite having a re- 
building season. Coach Williams 
said, "It has been rewarding in 
seeing the growth of the players 
and their character as they learn 

to overcome adversity by turning 
to the Lord." 

Confident in uphold- 
ing the legacy of competitive, 
successful, and hard-working 
players, Haley Hatalla ex- 
plained, "We have a reputation 
for greatness, and it is expected 
from us every day, whether at 
practice, games, or out in the 
community." This season's 
greatness was found in their 
tight-knit atmosphere. 

Before every match the 

team meets up for dinner. Af- 
terwards they go and decorate 
volleyballs, which are thrown out 
before the game. Before leaving 
the locker room they take the 
time to have a devotional and 
visualize the game to become 
mentally focused. 

In addition to games, 
the team has done quite a few 
things this season to serve 
others, including working with 
the Pediatric Cancer Founda- 
tion Run, the "Dig Pink" Breast 

Cancer Awareness volleyball 
event, and working with FCA 
and Fields of Faith event. 

"I love being on a team 
that gave me an opportunity to 
meet girls with similar interests 
during the summer before 
school started, and being able 
to play the sport I love in col- 
lege," Renee Enz said. 



► Renee Enz spikes the ball for a point, 

► Renee Enz and Carolyn Goettsch set 
up for a double block, (ah) 

► The starters pray before the match, 

► The team lines vup before the game 
to throw their volleyballs into the crowd, 

► The team gathers in for a clieer 
before the Dig Pink Match, (ah) 

► Becky DeRuiter serves the ball during 
the Dig Pink Cancer Awareness match, 


■ets. The 

The 2r annual "Di§ Pm" Volhyball 
event was anmher r>uccSfsful fvent'ln 
the book for QNU's volleyball team. The 
volleyball team encouraged students, 
faculty and the communiiyto wear pink 
to the game In Mche Arena. T\ie OtfJ 
volleyball team bea ' Indkma 
Unlverslty-Soiith Be nd In four ; 
goal this yearlfor th ? Dig Pink kvent h/as 
to raise $250i In he nor o f Octc ^ber's 
Breast Cance " A wa 'enes s Moi ith. Tl le 
team was able to raise the money thanks 
to their spons irs, tl e cor imun 'ty am I stu- 
dents and sta J at C NU. / Ml of i he mqney 
raised went to local brear>t cancer aware- 
ness organizations through the Slde\ 

Before attacking its prey, a tiger 
will examine the faults and weaknesses of 
the victim or opponent it wishes to conquer. 
But this tactic is not reserved strictly for the 
wild, instinctive animals of the world. Prior 
to a friendly, masculine game of soccer, 
the Olivet Tigers also scout out their oppo- 
nent's weaknesses in order to determine 
how to conquer them— but solely to win, 
rather than harm. 

As with any sporting tactic, strat- 
egy is key. As the men practice through- 
out the week, they critically evaluate the 
strengths and weaknesses as well as the 
overall outcomes of recent games in order 
to determine which areas need the finest 

MEN Sen 

Meg Dowel! ^^ ■ H 

tuning in order to ensure a successful out- 
come at the next game they play. Whether 
it be scoring, passing, or player distribution 
on the field, the coaches and players work 
together to make each between-game 
practice a productive, strategic session. 

This year. Olivet's team was 
made up of players who managed to 
show exceptional talent on the soccer 
field. Sophomore Todd Bevan, a market- 
ing major at Olivet, scored three goals in 
the team's first CCAC match conference 
of the year— the highest number of his ca- 
reer thus far. 

"One of the things that makes 
this team special," said head coach David 

Blahnik, "is the great attitude and work rate 
amongst the guys." The team's coaches 
frequently reiterate the importance of do- 
ing everything to the best of their ability— 
not just for themselves, but also to honor 

Each year, the goal of the men's 
soccer team is to compete successfully in 
the Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Con- 
ference, in hopes that the team will win at 
conference and obtain the chance to move 
on to the national tournament. 





lot chocolate and a warm sweater are easy fixes for fiarsti, chilling tem- 

Ieratures—but not while playing soccer against the Illinois In stitute of 
echnology. Despite the ice-cold wind, the team was able to 
lake a comeback in the second half of the game by a tag-team 
ffort of scoring and saving. While Seth Arriaga and Michael Da 
'ilva managed to bring the game to a suspenseful tie, Robby 
hnderson scored the goal that brought the Tigers to the lead, 
'hanks to freshman Zach Chambers, who made two saves and 
Jayed the entire game, the Olivet men emerged frozen yet vic- 

s in{ preparation for a 
tough game 

► John Najdozzi kicks a ^olid jjass. (tc) 

► Logan Bngellles believes the sky, rather 
than the ground is the limit in this game, (tc) 


Staci Bradburry ^^ I ■ 




"We wanted to take it to the 
next level this year," Brittany Hengesh 
explained, "We came into the season 
expecting to make it to NAIA nationals." 

The women's soccer team went 
further this year than they ever have in 
Olivet's history, taking second place at 
nationals. "We had to get over the fear 
of the unknown," Hengesh said. 

Despite losing three of their first 
four games, the team didn't lose sight 
of their goal. "We dropped a couple 
of close games early on, but I think it 
made us better," said Coach Bill Bahr. 
"I have told the girls all year long that 
I think our team is capable of beating 


That was put to the test in then 
Chicagoland College Athletic Confer- 
ence Championship against Robert 
Morris University. "It was one of those 
moments that you only see on TV- you 
never think something that good will 
ever happen to you," Hengesh said. 
"Our fans were amazing and cheered 
the entire game, and everyone rushed 
the field after we won. It was exhilarat- 

The exhilaration continued, as 
team after team fell in their fight towards 
the top at nationals: Viterbo Univer- 
sity, University of Mobile, University of 

Texas at Brownsville all felt the sting of 
defeat. The semi-final game, however 
took the most heart to win. Olivet took 
down Lee University, the number one 
seed and four-time defending cham- 
pions. The women's soccer team was 
the first team from Olivet to make it to 
the NAIA championship game in almos 
fifteen years. As hundreds of students 
watched from Bourbonnais, the women 
ended the season well with a second 



► Katie Smith demonstrates the 
characteristic ferocity of the Tigers 
in going for a header, (jo) 

► Amanda Siciak maices a save 

to uphold the shut-out. (jc) 

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^ r U/ fTMli C TJMir ^^^"^^ ^ De\aa<loHnston brihgs themuDth 

. I If U IVI ItfcrHrTIVI L >H<eisey Warp begiijs to jattadk. (j^"^ 

.t a home game, (jc) 
e field, (jc) 

'"9^ //jen freshman Amanda Siciak was trying to get her two mile 
ne for the season, senior Emma Reutter ran with her. "She 
aced me and pushed me, " Sicial< said. "She encouraged me 
le entire time, and aiways believed that I could do it. Emma 
ven got up early in the morning to run with me. It was amazing 
lat a senior would care that much about a freshmen. When I 
Dt my two mile time a week later it felt absolutely amazing, and 
knew if I worked hard, I could accomplish anything. " They put 
?e/ on their team motto of, "What we do, we do togetherl"As 
manda put it, "It's what we do, it's our team, it's Tiger Soccer. " 

► Lydia Bilyeu swings for a 
nice hit right off the tee. (ah) 

► Jessie Ecl<erely unburies 
the ball from a sand trap, (ah) 

► Kelsey Fisk carefully putts 
the ball into the hole, (ah) 

On and orrwe^een 
the wonnen's golf team set 
goals to give everything 
tney do to God. Before each 
match they do a team devo- 
tional, ana acknowledge that 
Christ trumps. 

The team has had 
much success in the two 
years that the program has 
existed. The goal of the 
201 2 season was to win a 
conference championship, 
and they achieved it. At the 
CCAC Invite ONU finished 
26 strokes in front of the 
second place St. Francis. 
The team also brought 
home a win in the last match 
of the season. 


Golf is often thougl 
of as an individual sport, bi 
what Gwen Holmes enjoys 
most is, "being a part of a 
team of 'best friends' and 
just being able to hang out 
with the team on overnight 

All of the individual 
scores get added up to 
make up the team score at 

"Golf involves a 
small team, which makes 
for strong friendships on th 
two day trips," said Holmes 
Each individual on the tear 
continues to work hard an 
improve greatly. When this 
pattern continues the sprini 
season will be one to watcl 


During Spring Break, six players on tfie women's golf team get to escape tine 
weatfier of tfie Midwest and go on a trip witti tfieir coacti. Tfiey gattier and go 
to Florida wiiere ttiey compete in two tournaments in tiie warm sunny weatfier 
Recently they've also had the privilege to go and compete at the Parkland Golf 
Course, where Adam Sandler is a member The Parkland Golf course is surround- 
ed by lots of natural beauty 


►Aaron Miles sends the ball 
traight towards the green, (ah) 

► Kyle Huber tracks the path 
f his putt, (ah) 

► Robert Wagner follows 
trough on his swing. 

When you watch gol 
on television, you see one 
man and his caddy trying 
to conquer eighteen holes. , 
However, when you watch | 
college golf, you see a teanni 
of individuals all striving for 
one single goal. | 

This goal is simple. 
Keep the bad scores to a 

"We need to just fine 
a way to be more consistent 
as a team. We had plenty | 
of good rounds but we just I 
need to focus on limiting the; 
big numbers," said Aaron 

Somp of these good 
were! seen at Olivet's 
thjrd pl$ce finish at the 
Olivet Hiazarene University 
Invite in Crete, I L. However, 
with the top lour scores 
determining a team's overall 
finiish, one disappointing 
score can mean trouble for 
th^ entire team. . 

I |To ctJt dovi/n on 
these, llhe team alternates 
between doing drills de- 
signed to improve certain 
skills on one day and actu- 
ally playing rjiine f^oles on 
the next. 

Perhaps the best 
part of being on the golf 
team is that the only way 
to play golf in the winter 
months is to travel south 
to Florida or Arizona. This 
means some impromptu 
weekend road trips might be 
in the works. 


When a brand new 
athletic program starts, ex- 
pectations are usually low. 
This is not the case for the 
new Olivet swim teams. "We 
really want to hit our stride 
early and come out strong 
in our first year. Being com- 
petitive from the start is our 
highest goal," said Amanda 

Even though this is a 
fledgling program, the Tigers 
know that their opponents 
will show no mercy against 
them. Olivet will be compet- 

► Natalie VanDenack 
practices her butterfly 
stroke, (mm) 

► Sydney Harris works 
on her backstroke during 
practice, (mm) 

► Bradly Adamson lunges 
while finishing a length. 

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Jerri*! Cfi I wl ^^^^^^^----^ S 

ing against teams that have 
many more years of experi- 
ence, both in regular-season 
meets and large tourna- 
ments. Practicing to the point 
of exhaustion is the best way 
to improve. "We practice ev- 
ery day twice a day, and it 
takes a lot of dedication to 
stay focused and competi- 
tive," said Mary Wilson. 

The Tigers already 
have an attitude about them; 
not a poor one, but one of 
confidence. "I love tapping 
into my adrenaline and pull- 

ing away from my opponents. 
I can't wait to hit my stride," 
added Siciak. 

"I knew Coach Tee- 
ters would recruit not only the 
fastest swimmers but the ath- 
letes with the best character 
as well. We want to improve 
both in and out of the pool," 
said Jake Anderson. 

The Tigers are obvi- 
ously focused on succeeding 
this year, but they are already 
looking forward to making 
waves at the NAIA national 
meet in February. 

"As a team, we want to rep- 
resent Olivet to the best of 
our ability. We want to swim 
great times and have a good 
showing at the NAIA national 
meet," said Jake Anderson. 

"We plan to score 
high, but I would be thrilled 
with a win at nationals," add- 
ed Wilson. 


There is a multitude of different events in a swimimet, but ttieyalfuse 
tiie same four strokes: Freestyle, Bacl<strol<e, Breaststrol<e, and But- 
terfly. However, tfieteam members usually specialize in a particular 

"My best stroke is freestyle, preferably the spring event. It's 
the fastest and I love the feeling of racing, " said Amanda 

"I would say my best stroke is backstroke. It's always came 
easy to me and my body type lends itself to the stroke, "said 
Jake Anderson. 

For some, the reasons for specializing are a little simpler "I 
like backstroke because I get to breathe whenever I want, " i 
said Mary Wilson. 

'f'ljijjrii " • • "" 

►The men's and women's teams take direc- 
tions from their coach during practice, (mm) 
►Jal<e Anderson worl<s on his bacl<strol<e 
technique, (mm) 

►The team always encourage one another 
during meets, (mm) 

The men's tennis 
team sent an individual 
and a doubles team to the 
fall national meet. With 
this great representation 
and one of the best overall 
seasons of play the team 
has experienced, one 
might think the success 
has gone to their heads. 

"It makes me proud 
that we sent members to 
the national tournament 
in both categories. We 
also played some NCAA 
Division I schools in the 
beginning of the season in 
which we represented our- 
selves well," said Diego 
However, with all their 
accomplishments, this 
team is still down to 

"We encourage 
each other to perform to 
the best of our abilities, 
but we also understand 
that life has its challeng- 
es outside of just sports," 
said Seth Perry. 

This mindset has 
shown itself in the way 
that the veterans of the 
team approached the 
younger players. 

"They got men- 

tally stronger during im- 
portant matches as the 
season progressed. They 
were very supportive and 
helped the team as much 
as possible," said Julian 

"As the older team- 
mates, we try to be as 
helpful as we can. By en- 
couraging them to believe 
in themselves, we foster 
a unity as a team," added 

Entering the world of col- 
lege sports as a freshman 
can be a daunting task. 
But the difference a year 
of experience makes is 

"Last year I got in- 
timidated by some of the 
tougher opponents I had 
to play. This year, I felt 
like I really belonged out 
there," said Peter Jensen. 

"It's a huge step 

from high school to col- 
lege, but everybody has 
been transitioning very 
well. They show persever- 
ance and work hard day in 
and day out," added Perry. 
With positive attitudes like 
these, the Tigers are look- 
ing to have an even better 
spring season. 

►Josue Sanchez concentrates 
on his serve, (ah) 

►Jordan Lingle gets ready to 
smash a backhand, (ah) 


^Camilo^Giraldo fo lows through on a perfect 
erve. (ah) 

► Peter Jensen looks to return a tough serve. 

► Mat Bowden looks at his target before his 

A team do^n't ipallygel together until they're 
hundreds of miles from home and bored. 
"One time rfiyself and twO: freshmen got a la- 
crosse net and we took turns defending the 
goals while tennis balls were fired at us. It's a lot 
of random stuff, " Said Jensen, i 
Food is always an ea§y tool that brings a team 
together i I 

"We cook for each other sometimes. Going out 
for dinner is also fun, but only when we have rea- 
sons to celebrate, "said Gonsalvez. 

The women's ten- 
nis team is often seen witii 
ice packs wrapped around 
their legs and an exhaust- 
ed lool< on their faces. The 
amount of work needed to 
complete one day of tennis 
practice is mind-boggling. 
There are exercises to im- 
prove different skills, but 
also exercises to improve 
speed, agility and foot- 

"Along with en- 
durance drills, we also do 
some match play which is 
good for practicing pres- 
sure situations and playing 
points in a realistic setting," 
said Taylor Stephens. 

"We normally 
start out with some differ- 
ent fitness on the court to 
help our movement and 
then just hit against each 
other," added Aziza Butoyi. 

One of the hard- 
est skills to master on the 
tennis court is consistent 
play, which is why it is a 
focal point of the Tigers' 

"Many of our drills 
focus on control and con- 
sistency. We'll have to hit 
certain areas of the court 
a certain number of times 
before we move on. It 

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helps us improve dramati- 
cally," said Lindsey Peter- 

All of this practice 
paid off as the Tigers sent 
three girls to the National 
tournament in Alabama. 
While there, the doubles 
team of Aurelie Hascoet 
and Seraphine Buchmann 
made it to the finals. 

But, the season 
wasn't over then. The Ti- 
gers jumped right back 
into an intense schedule 
after Christmas. 

"The team still 
uses an off-season condi- 
tioning routine with weight- 
lifting and cardio. Some 
people play indoors as well 
if they have the time," said 
Chelsea Hays. 

This work ethic 
is one of the reasons that 
the Tigers have had some 
impressive showings at 
tournaments that feature 
NCAA division I and II 

Lindsey Peterson 
summed it up best when 
she said, "Even though 
we did great in the fall, we 
are training hard and will 
be well prepared for the 
spring season." 

►Aurelie Hascoet sends a blistering 
serve to her opponent, (ah) 
► The Tigers team send individuals 
and doubles teams to the national tour- 
nament, (ah) 


^he differences between singles and doubles play are obvious. 
¥ith an extra player on each side, the ground that needs to 
le covered is reduced. But the majority of the players prefer 
play by themselves. "It's really more challenging to play on 
'our own. I like doubles, but singles is more fun", said Taylor 
•tephens. Each has its challenges. " I prefer singles because I 
ke depending on myself, "saidAziza ButoyL "I enjoy both, how- 
ver I prefer singles over doubles. There's more responsibility " 
idded Lindsey Peterson. Even though the Tigers tend to favor 
Singles over doubles, they still have no problem taking down 
mir opponents. 

► Seraphine Buchmahn fires the ball across 
the court. (|h) j j I | 

► Charisma Kirig waits fiDr h^r opponent to 
' make a moye. (afji) 

►Taylor Stepheiis and Ashlan Allison concen- 
trate on their nejrt point, (ah) 

The cheerleading team is do- 
ing much more than just sideline 
cheers at ONU's football and basket- 
ball games— this year they have en- 
tered the world of competitive cheer- 
leading. They left their best routine on 
the floor at their first competition. 

"This is a huge transition for 
us, with more difficult skills and pro- 
fessional choreography. We're not 
just working towards the Homecoming 

► Stephanie Miller gets the crowd 
involved in the cheers during the 
game, (cl) 

►Joe Reisinger uses the mega- 
phone to get the fans into the game, 

► Rachel Oswalt cheers the football 
team on to victory, (cl) 

Jessica Morey 

routine, but also preparing for compe- 
tition," said Isabella Colangelo. 

During their first ever compe- 
tition, the squad took first place, win- 
ning the large cheer division at the 
NCA/NDA NAIA Regionals out of 10 
teams. They also received a bronze 
designation. The win qualified them 
for the 2013 NCA/NDA NAIA Invita- 
tional in Daytona Beach, Florida. 

The cheerleading squad prac- 

tices six days a week working on pe 
fecting their formations, performanci^ 
skills, stunts, tumbling, and mounts 
skills that fans don't get to see pe 
formed during simple sideline chee^^, 
at football and basketball games. 

The best moments pfch^er happen y prac- 
tices. Everyoqe wo^s toiyardda common 
goal in order ip naillthe routine^ "I erijoy all 
the different r^ounts we do, especially the 
Swedish Falli " sai^ Say$r Sn^th. Swed- 
ish Falls is a ^tunt vifherela gu^ lifts q girl 
up in the air dp to two other gitis being held 
horizontally. She th$n kio^s ohe leg in the air 
and then rolls\dowrii into k cradle to complete 
the stunt. "I rdally ehjoy tiying jo figi^e out 
why somethirig isn'l^ workiing akd then hitting 
the stunt. It's k gre^t acchmpli^hment, " said 
Jaimie Teskel \ 

Heather Mead 

Despite only having three 
upperclassmen on the team this 
year, the men's basl<etball team 
was able to finish with a winning 

"The team has really improved 
overall team defense, and in grow- 
ing into a team founded on tough- 
ness," said Austin Davis. "I think 
the big strengths on our team this 
year is our inside game and our 
perimeter shooting." 

The team played 24 confer- 

ence games for the first time this 
year. Consequently, they weren't 
able to travel as much or play any 
other games. 

Despite the change, the young 
team continued to grow. They 
worked hard together, learned to 
play better together, got to know 
more about each other, and grew 
spiritually. The seniors embraced 
the particularly heavy yoke of 
leadership that was placed on 
them. What started as a build- 

ing season turned into a winning 

"The team as a whole 
has great chemistry on and off 
the court. The three seniors, Ben 
Worner, Torey Laferney, and my- 
self, made it a priority really make 
the freshmen feel welcome," Jake 
Boyce said. Throughty, they won 
18 of 
their 31 



ii>01ivet Nazafene won 18 out of their Si-fames, (ah) 
►Sophomoii^ony Banks dribbles the ball dovvrritiie^ 
couC(ah) ^^^-- ^^ ^'^ 

Though Austin D^vis \fl/as only $ sophomore, 
he stepped uptdibethe p^int ^ard this 
year, which vaulted him intp a ppsition of 
leadership. One pfhl^ favorite Memories was 
playing Calumet poll^ge of St. Ijoseph. "I had 
some friends froki Sdpth Qarollfia who were 
there to witness ^ carper kgh for me In points 
and three polnteifs m^de, "\he s^ld. 

Andy Jerrick 

Affectionately known as "TigerBall," the 
style of offense ran by the women's basketball 
team can be tiring and frustrating. Usually, it's 
the opposing team that runs into problems, but 
teaching the system to a new group of freshmen 
presents its own challenges every year. The re- 
turning players on the team try their best to help 
the freshmen. 

"We give them all the advice we can 
think of. They're all so talented in their own way 
and they make our team special," said Miranda 

"Encouragement is key. The preseason 
is the toughest time because everybody's doing 

workouts and the freshmen are trying to learn the 
system all at once," said Malory Adam. 

"We feel their pain. Everyone on the 
team understands what it's like to learn TigerBall 
for the first time. Sometimes staying after prac- 
tice to shoot or go over plays helps them," said 
Taylor Haymes. 

All of these extra practices and games 
can really impact a player's studies, but the 
members of this team have been in this situation 

"I've made leaps and bounds in pri- 
oritizing and time management since coming to 
college, but it's hard to get motivated to do home- 

work sometimes. Luckily, we do get days off o(j 
casionally," said Rachel Kearney. 

"It takes a lot of determination and fd 
cus, but the balancing act is possible. There atj 
some late nights, but it's worth it," said Geever, 

"In the past I would get stressed od 
but I'm learning to give control to God. He help 
me to be disciplined and get everything don 
without worrying," said Taylor Haymes. 

Although the practices may be toug 
and the workload large, the Tigers are looking ; 
another National Tournament. Heading to low 
would make everything worth it. 


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In the stands, there is always a woman 
taking pictures of the team. She travels to all ar- 
eas of the arena in order to get the best shots, 
this Woman is Kelly Haymes, Taylor Haymes' 
\nother : 

I \ "I love getting the high-quality action 
shota She's got a knack for taking a few of ev- 
eryone, " said Malory Adam. 

j "f^y family and friends get to see them 
and they're always impressed. It's been a great 
Nay to connect with her and some of the other 
parents, " said Rachel Kearney 
\ \ 7 love that my mom takes pictures. It's 
kally nice to have all those memories saved for 
the fixture, "said Taylor Haymes. 


► Catcher Alex Cavender plays 
defense for the Tigers, (s) 

► NAIA Scholar- Athlete Ben Heller 
takes the mound, (s) 

► Stefan Sauder hits during his 
second year on the team, (s) 

► Ryan Archer attempts to stril<e 
out his opponent, (s) 

► The team prays together before 
a game, (s) 


You could take a trip around 
the country and probably not be close 
to the number of miles the baseball 
team accumulates. The team needs 
to find ways to keep themselves en- 
tertained on long bus trips, which can 
include some raucous singing, ac- 
cording to Dan Schneider. 

However, all that time brings 
them close together as a team. And 
if that's not enough, there are always 
drills to be done that emphasize 

"We work on fielding bunts, 
throwing out base runners, and get- 
ting everything in sync among all the 

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different players," said Ben Heller. 

The head coach oversees 
of this practicing, and it is also his j( 
to help the young players improve 

"Coach Reid and Coai 
Bastian have done their best to pr 
pare our younger guys to play at tf 
next level. They give them good dri 
and good advice," said Jonathj 

With this mindset of consta 
improvement, the Tigers will certair 
be making a push for the natior 
tournament— and they'll be doing 
as a team. 





► Jordyn Truelock begins to 
lead off of first base, (s) 

► Katie Megyesi stands with 
her glove ready, anticipating 
the ball, (s) 

► Lindsay Stotler is one of the 
three pitchers on the team, (s) 

► Betliany Holaway is at bat 
during a tournament over 
spring breal<. (s) 

It's imp(|rtantlin all ^portp to sjart 
the season off strong. But it is perhaps 
most critical infeoftblall. With the te^m 
playing over 6(| games qn average^ a 
losing streak tcj beg|n the seaison dan 
be almost impojssibl^ to gpt ouj of. | 

"We wofk hafd in ihe o(f season 
in order to gain the} confdenGe to |be 
successful. When \Ale st^rt of| strong, 
that gets us inj a rHythml and| we be- 
come cohesive!" saicj Hanfiah (Bardr^er. 

A strong staijt ne^ds td conlin- 
ue throughout tpe s^asonj in order for it 
to become a pcisitivel onei Son|e of (he 
drills the team does prepdre thbm folr a 
long season. | 1 | | 

"There Is a (Durpose to every- 
thing Coach fRich4rdsoh sdys and 
does. He expats the b0st out of us, 

Andy Jerrick 

The goal of the Tigers team is 
always the same: get to the national 
tournament. "Our returning players 
have continued to get better. They've 
shown great leadership. I'm confident 
that this will be another successful 
year, hopefully culminating in a nation- 
al championship," said Erika Tatum. 

which makes us rais^ our 
said Cheryl Sendzik 


of play,' 



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"Music expresses that which cannot be said 
and on wliich it is impossible to be silent." 


► Victor Hugo 

•{<,.>. ;«»-:-7.-V 

The city dump in Rio de 
aneirb is a rotting, putrid place made 
up of mountains of reel<ing trasfi. Dirt- 
smeared pigs run rampant tiirougii 
t(ie pil^s. Houses crafted from old 
plastid containers and smashed pop 
cans blend into the landscape, as 
c|o the; people living in the make-shift 
^heltejs. The ground around the 
homes is covered in green sludge 
that sQeps out of the trash mounds. 

' This is the world that the 
Ooncert Singers delved into on their 
nissions trip to Brazil this summer. 
Hardly a spring break joy ride, the 
Qlivet bubble dissolved around them 
^s theV locked eyes with poverty. 
I I "It was devastating to wit- 
rjess How little people had," said Josh 
F^ing. 'They literally lived in a house 
made out of stuff that most of us 
throw away on a daily basis." 

} Most of the 40,000 people 
v^ho live in the landfill make their liv- 
ing scavenging through the garbage, 
trying to find metal scraps to sell. A 
pound. of scraps is worth about four 

"One family I visited was a 
dingle ^mother who lived in this small 
shack," said Tyler Abraham. "She 
vj/as cooking lunch for her daughter 
c nd there were flies everywhere in 
tie house. As I walked into the next 

room I saw her daughter was in a 
wheel chair; she had Down Syn- 
drome. The reality of what I was see- 
ing was what made it so shocking. It 
made me really evaluate my priorities 
and what I view as important." 

The choir made their main 
priority fighting the darkness with mu- 
sic. They sang for the music faculty 
and students at Brazil Nazarene Uni- 
versity on their fii-st night. At the end 
some of the Brazilian students stayed 
around to chat. First they asked the 
choir to sing American pop songs. 
Then they requested worship songs. 
Suddenly, the gathering turned into 
an impromptu worship service. "I 
have never felt God in such a power- 
ful way," Alyssa Norden said. Stu- 
dents sang in both Portuguese and 
English. "It was the most amazing 
thing to just watch God smash the 
language barrier right off the bat," 
Abraham said. "That was some of the 
most powerful worship I've taken part 

Though they sang every- 
where from a primary school to the 
National Basilica, the choir also 
helped out with their hands. They 
spent a day cleaning up the college 
campus, turning the extra wood they 
collected into an enormous bonfire. 
On another day, they took a cable 

car up the side of a huge mountain t 
see the Christ the Redeemer statue 
"We sang Handel's "Hallelujah 
Chorus" at the top- a piece that we 
didn't have the music to and hadn't 
practiced beforehand," Ring said. 

The best part of the trip, hov 
ever, was the relationships formed 
"The Brazilian people genuinely 
seemed to want to know who you 
were," said Abraham. Music createc 
a connection that overcame the co 
munication barrier. "It surprised me 
how much we have in common with 
people who live across the world," 
said Norden. "I expected Brazil to 
be very different from America. But 
in truth, there were more similarities 
than differences." 

The choir realized the simi- 
larities they had even with people 
living in the dump. "Honestly, ever 
since seeing that I have tried to kee 
an open mind to the conditions that 
people maybe have in their lives the 
we don't see," Abraham said. "It's 
given me a much more grateful and 
humble spirit." 




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Even though balancing homework 
and studying with playing in a band might be 
tough, the members of All Things New wouldn't 
change it for the world. 

"Balancing travel with study has been a 
huge challenge for me, but my band members 
are amazing. They make me laugh, they put up 
with me when I'm grouchy, and I get to share 
life with them and with God," said Rebecca Ro- 

The name of a band is supposed to 
represent what the band stands for. All Things 
New is no different. "It describes the amazing 
way that God is able to transform and redeem 
our lives. He can take the things that are shriv- 

► Derek 
Schwartz uses 
hist talents for 
worship, (s) 

► Rachel Lenger 
sings and plays 
l<ey board for All 
Things New. (s) 

► Rebecca Ro- 
deheaver sings 
her prayer to the 
Lord, (s) 

eled up and dead and make them beautiful. We 
believe that's the kind of work God wants to do 
in us and in the world," added Rodeheaver. 

The members of All Things New have 
been moved by God in their past and their pres- 
ent, and they will continue to make a difference 
in the future. 

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■ *^ i 


r%, ^ W jM" "W 

\ ■ 

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► Kyle Miller helps lead 
worship for the group, (s) 

► All Things New visits 
churches across the 
Midwest, (s) 

► Calum Samuleson and Ali Carter wor- 
ship through their music, (s) 

► Hannah Cheney takes in the music dur- 
ing worship, (s) 

► The Narrow travels to area churches 
ahql camps to lead worship, (s) 

►Wes Reece 
sings his praise 
during a wor- 
ship service, (s) 
► Members of 
The Narrow set 
up for an off- 
campus show. 

The bool< of IVIatthew 
ays to "enter through the nar- 
Dw gate." Helping others to 
njoy the Kingdom of God is 
ne of the main goals of The 
larrow, a worship band that 
avels regionally to support 

'The best part of be- 
ig with this band is that I get 
D participate in God's work on 
'arth by blessing, encourag- 
ig, praying for, and playing 
/ith His children," said Gal 

While most people 

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want to balance schoolworl 
and studying while on the 
road, The Narrow takes M; 
opposite approach. "Being un- 
able to catch up on homework 
can be annoying, but seeinc 
the growth in ourselves anc 
those we've impacted is a little > 
more important," said Chris 
Field. I 

"I've learned that it is 
best to plan NOT to accomj 
plish anything and let my minq 
focus on serving the teens and 
churches that we meet," addl 
ed Cal Samuelson. Plus, trav 

elihg h^s its JDorksj When the 
band played for the Nazarene 
winter yputh letreaj in Wiscon- 
sirj, they enjciyed ^ full day of 
skiing between performances. 
I |Withlhis4titude,The 
Narrow !will cpntinije to see its 
faflbas^ grojiA/ arid become 
close with ei/eryofie else in- 


vedihthisi ministry 

Heather Mead 

An all-women group on campus, Chrysalis shares a family- 
like bond. They have become sisters, able to talk about prob- 
lems that only young women face. 

"The girls openly share with one another and support each 
other like a family away from home," director Kay Welch said. 
The girls' passions come together to serve two common goals: 
to minister through music as well as be a body to the other 

Each year these 33 sisters take part in Messiah, Sounds 
of the Season, and Homecoming. "We toured once off-campus 
last year, but increased our tounng schedule to three this aca- 
demic year," Welch said. The fall tour was Kyrstin Stephens' 
favorite memory. 

"It was a great tour overall and we had a wonderful time serv- 
ing the Lorathrough song and being touched by people's lives 
in our region," Stephens said. 

The choir also had its first "Krispy Kreme Donut Eatint 
Contest" in order to raise money for their robes, according t| 
Welch. This event will now continueannually. 

The choir also had its first retreat, which was Survivor themec 
One of Welch's favorite memories is of this night. "[The cho! 
president] Bailey's team crammed five girls in a three perso 
tent and some girls who were up early the next morning poppe 
the poles in on their tent," she said. I 

It is Welch's third year conducting. "I truly feel that we are i 
tighter knit group because of these added experiences," Welcl 
said. "It can only get better from here." i 

l^-TlTg'ClefFTaflgQrs band consists of a variety of musical 
instruments, (cl) j 

► Saraii Murphy^ Megan Huntsman practices for 
an upcoming performance, (cl) 

► Clefhangers hiave twoimain performances during tiie 


Lights iiit the stage as 14 students perform song and dance 
■or their peers and in competition. They are Olivet's show choir, 

These students perform popular songs which are composed and 
:horeographed by students and a professional choreographer. 
This year is so special because coming into this many of the 
itlis^'nembersdid not know each other, but the group clicked right away 
ind has become just a group of people that care about each oth- 
3r," said director Emily Fernette. 

The group ends each practice with prayer. "It is amazing 
see how our small group of 1 4 people will always lift up and pray 
or each other." The group has become very close, caring deeply 
or one another. 

One of Fernette's favorite memories includes a night where she 
irrived late to a practice, which forced a choreographer to tempo- 

her place as director. "One of our choreographers had 
to run the feheai'sal for me. When I finally got there everyone was 
worl<ing sO well together and having fun. It was just really encour- 
aging to sjtart seeing the show coming together, and to see the 
choi| merrjbers becoming a family of friends that truly care about 
each othef," she said, i 

"their ^how ^jvas s^jared on two 
occurrences this yeail. The show 
choij perfprmedjin "M|in Event," a 
competitio^ti held in Manteno over 
winter break. They also held a 
show on-qampus in m d-April. 


Fifty students meet with one 
of three concert bands during the week, 
rehearsing with the students they have 
played with throughout the semes- 
ter. They already know each other's 
strengths and weaknesses, unlike other 
bands. There is community. There is 
passion. They are Wind Symphony, 
Symphonic Band, and Concert Band. 
They are already a family. 

Joy Matthews, a member of 
Wind Symphony, has experienced the 
relationships. It is part of the reason why 
she loves going on tour with her concert 
band. "We spend a couple weekends 
of the semester just playing music and 
glorifying God with our talents. Plus, it's 
always great to spend the whole week- 
end with people who have become like 
your family." 

The year was filled with oppor- 
tunity. The wind symphony played four 
pieces written by Olivet seniors Joshua 
Ring, Zachary Kohlmeier, and Benjamin 
Cherney. "This is very remarkable, and 
as far as I know it is the first time that 
so much music was written for this en- 
semble in one year," said Kohlmeier. 

"We played a lot more chal- 
lenging repertoire this year, and we had 
special guests come in to help with con- 
certs," said Matthews. 

However, a challenge was left 
specifically with some, if not all, of con- 

cert band's seniors. 

This year is particularly impor- 
tant to Stephanie Moore because it is 
her last in band. She has been playing 
in band since middle school, and it has 
been a large part of her life since then. 

is also Desiree Hays' last 
year, and band will be something she 
miss. She has had fun playing with 
concert band these last four years. "We 
have played some very challenging 
music very well and I've enjoyed every 
minute of it. It has definitely been a great 
band experience." 

"Band is a time that, for me at 
least, means I can relax and make music 
with my friends, 
really low 
stress stuff," 
said Moore. 
"Concerts and 
are perks, but 
I would do 
it even if we 
didn't have 
those things." 

► Loren Matulis focuses while playing her 
clarinet, (jc) 

►The high brass section performs with their 
French horns and trumpets, (jc) 

► Renee Runyan plays saxophone during a 
Christmas concert, (jc) 

► Stephanie IVIoore performs during a 
concert in Kresge. (jc) 

► Tyler Bontranger performs a tune on 
his saxophone, (jc) 

Lillian Giienseth and Cassandra Petrie perform during a 
^CIwsffria^miQert. (jc) 

►Christine baven and Jamison Burchfield sing a piece, (jc) 
1enibersmf4ll^Concert Singers lool< to Neal Woodruff 


► Elizabeth il\fcr^a|cl Tyler Abraham display their vocal 
abilitie^. (jcj) 

Through competitive auditions, students 
ire selected from Olivet's body to serve with one of 
heir talents: singing. A choral chamber ensemble 
)f 19 students serve as concert singers members. 

The music is difficult and the choir's stan- 
dards are high, but that's part of the appeal to the 
ingers. Ali Carter said, "I wanted to be a part of an 
ensemble that challenged my musical ability and 
)ushed me to become better." Ashley Raffauf ap- 
)reciates the smaller size. 

Unlike the other choral ensembles, the 
;oncert singers sing "major concert work, mad- 
igals, vocal jazz, and arrangements of contem- 
)orary Christian songs," according to Prof. Neal 

The ensemble has performed with other 
nusical groups, so to speak. This year the en- 
lemble performed with the show choir Clefhang- 
)rs, while in years past they sang with the Gospel 
^hoir and University Orchestra. 

Heather Mead 

This |ear \\]e ensjembie performed a Ger- 
shwin concert |calledi "By C^eorge" withbvid Young, 
the orchestral and buesl solofets. 1 absolutely 
loved being a part of this concert. Because it was 
Gershwin, the| music wasjso rebogni^able and re- 
latable to all pfeople p\ all ^ges $nd it was honestly 
just fun to sing," Cajter s^id. She recjognized that 
this concert w^s different ihan cithers phe has per- 
formed. She|remember$ that fhouglji many con- 
certs require rjiuch hard Work, this on^ was simply 
fun and enjoyable. j 1 

"The jchoir has been hard \i/ork and, at 
times, rather frustrating, but wh^n it iq all said and 
done, we are better musipians |for haVing learned 
and performed these difficult pieces," tarter said. 

A single line of smiling performers 
armed with bells in their hands and Lady 
Gaga in their heads was a highlight at Band 

Winter Showcase. Directed by profes- 
sor Katherine Nielsen, Olivet's Hand Bell 
Choir's rendition of "Just Dance" allowed 
audience members a chance to waltz 
across a stage to the beat of the bells. 

Hand Bell Choir, one of the Music 
Department's many extracurricular ensem- 
bles, doesn't have much member criteria. 
As long as you're a trained music reader, 
you're in— even if you've never rung a bell 


"In other ensembles, each 
has a part to play on a particular instri 
ment," said senior Desiree Hays, one 
six members of the choir this year. "Witll 
the exception of cymbals and bass drum ii 
marching band, Hand Bell Choir is the onl 
group in which everyone must work as 
team to play the same part." 

Because of the necessity 
teamwork within the group, memberl 
have grown close over the past year. Th^ 
choir embarked on their very first tour thii 
fall, a journey completed in partnershif jjl 
with Chrysalis Women's Choir to several v| 
churches in Michigan. The group plans tt 
take part in a yearly tour from now on, exi , 
panding their horizons and spreading theij 
love of music while making friends that wi 

last a lifetime. 

jagerly awaits his cue to start drumming, (pm) 
sUp tlie Candy Costume Fest with jazzy 
tunes-'^to^Q^lum^s to match, (cl) 

► AarojLEvar^s pffcticqs his horn during a Jazz Band prac- 

ehind his trendy shades, (cl) 



Meg Dowel! 

Many memories from this year's Can- 

y Costume Fest may still linger in the back of 

ur mind. Surely you have not forgotten the 

pbeat background music played before, dur- 

ig, and after the show. 

The band, a small ensemble made up 
f trumpets, trombones, saxophones, drums, 
nd a guitar, bass, and piano, plays a variety 
f jazz music— everything from Latin to basic 

"I love being in Jazz Band because it's 
I completely different style than what a band 
aditionally plays," said Daniel Sperry, lead 
'umpet in this year's Jazz Band. "It opens up 
whole new dimension to what I am able to 

In acjdition to CJIivet'^ fun ^nd festive 
Halloween party. Jazz ^nd \\as performed for 
various audiences lhrou^hou| the y|ear, includ- 
ing the guestp in attendance |at Grandparent's 
Day, the Sounds i of tlie Season j Christmas 

concert, and several other gmall^r concerts 

throughout the yea'. 



sitting in tlie front 
passenger seat of 
a fastpaced race 
car. The engines 
begin to roar, sig- 
naling the begin- 
ning the race. 
When the band 
begins its halftime 
performance of 
"The Race" the au- 
dience experienc- 
es the rumbling of 
the engine and the 
squealing of tires. 
The amount of 
time the marching 
band puts into the 
halftime show is 
seen when the sea 
of band members 
creates a curvy 
racetrack across 
the field. 

Two weeks 
before schools 
starts the march- 
ing band practices 
three times a day 
for three hours 
each. Drum ma- 

jor Joy Matthews 
said, "My favorite 
part was at the first 
football game, how 
everyone had tons 
of energy and the 
audience was re- 
ally excited to see 
the show." 

The band 
members perform 
at multiple area 
elementary school 
assemblies; pa- 
rades in Herscher, 
Manteno, and St. 
Anne; and high 
school football 
games in addi- 
tion to the halftime 
shows at Olivet. 
Kristin Wodka said, 
"Band is a commu- 
nity like no other! 
We get friends 
before everyone 
else, the fresh- 
men don't feel like 
such freshmen by 
move-in day, and 
we get the thrill 
of performance." 

Jessica Morgy- 

Katelyn Holmer 
said, "Everyone 
should try march- 
ing band because 
it gives you the op- 
portunity to be a 
part of something 
bigger than your- 
self. We are a re- 
ally big family." 

► Freshman Mike Krebill's cym- 
bals crash together for all the sta- 
dium to hear, (jc) 

► Saxophones stand at atten- 
tion before "The Race" begins, (jc) 
►Catie Young plays in the 
marching band during a football 
game, (jc) 

►Saxophone section begins to 
shape a curve to make a race 
track form across the field, (jc) 

►AelaTliI'Veeks shows his pride for the music with a perfect horn angle, (jc) 
'►Colo; GuafdTspjns her flag as the band plays the Tigers Fight Song at 
theencptha halftlnie show, (jc) 
►Thejute s|ectio|is4he largest section in the marching band with over 

251lLJtisls?(jc|-\L 1 

► Drunji Maj(j)r StepRanje^jyioore is keeping the beat as "The Race" 

continues on. (jc) 
►Amy Humrichouser 
plays her part while lis- 
tening as the music all 
comes together, (jc) 
► Low brass members 
Paul Mathews and Nash 
Meads pep up the foot- 
ball fans with music, (jc) 





Vne family] is at every game to cheer on the 
bandl Thk A^bo^ family is there to cheer the band 
on frdpi wheh^ thdy stkrt warming up in the esplanade 
outside of\Laiperi\allt^e way to the end of the halftime 
showl You cdn find tfpm in a crowd very easily: Mrs. 
Abbott w^ved a little purple flag in support of the color 
guard anqMii Abljott fells "Let's go Marching Tigers!" 
I he bandl appreciates the support they bring to every 
homd game the f ring them on as they continue the 
race eact\ and e\/ery Week. 



Meg Dowell 

From freshmen orientation 
to Grandparents' Day, there always 
seems to be a perfect time and 
place for a group of talented and 
well-blended voices to share their 
passion for music and for Christ with 
anyone willing to listen. 

IVIuch smaller than Orpheus 
Choir but just as musically-inclined 
and powerful, The Olivetians serves 
the Olivet community through the 
gift and privilege of praise and wor- 
shipWith a mission of "encouraging 
people in the churches on Olivet's 
educational region through the 
gift of music," the Olivetians travel 
year-round to bless congregations 
across Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, 
and Wisconsin to spread their love 
of Christ through song. 

"Being in the group has 
been an amazing experience, spiri- 
tually," said Olivet junior and tenor 
Seth Lowery. "I have a family of 10 
other people who encourage me 
and keep me focused on God." 

This year's Olivetians in- 
cluded four seniors— Ben Cherney, 
Kyle Hance, Ashley Raffauf, and 
Wes Taylor— five juniors— Christine 
Caven, Ben Geeding, Amber Leffel, 
Seth Lowery, and David Rice— and 
two sophomores— Ashley Sarver 
and Emily Fernette. The group is 
made up of four separate voice 
parts and a lead, and is headed by 
Dr. Don Roddick, who serves as the 
group's General Manager. 




► Wesley Taylor sings a soul- 
ful solo, (ah) 

► The Olivetians sing during 
Homecoming in the Centennial 
Chapel, (ah) 

► Ashley Sarver and Seth 
Lowery harmonize, (ah) 

► Amber Leffel and Seth Low- 
ery lead the school in wor- 
ship, (ah) 

■Ashley Raffaut and Cameron Gunter travel 
witb-0f|)1ieu3 Ctjioir lo various churches in the 
IVIidwesi (s) 
► Students IM v|/ors|Tip<lijring a service, (s) 



For eight solid de- 
ades, Orpheus Choir has 
lied numerous ears and 
earts throughout Olivet's 
ducational region with 
'ymns, spirituals, and an- 
iems sung by the best 
Dices Olivet has to offer, 
ince 1999, Dr. Jeff Bell has 
irected Orpheus with the 
nthusiasm and confidence 
f a true musical leader. 

"My favorite part 
f being in Orpheus is the 
imazing sense of commu- 

nity found in the 
group," said junior 
Matt Jones. "I've 
laughed a lot. I've 
cried a lot. But 
most importantly, 
I've learned what 
it means to worship com- 

This year, Orpheus 
has performed at multiple 
churches and embarked or 
several tours across the Illi- 
nois, Indiana, Michigan, anc 
Wisconsin regions, spread 


the {group's d0ep history 

worship e|nbec|ded within 
the well-known chjorus of tal- 
erjted, idedicatedi vocalists. 
Side campus performances 
includeid chapel and the 
odenin^ of the Sfudent Life 
arid Recreation benter on 



Anything that makes a sound 
when you hit it: this is the only quali- 
fication for what instruments can be 
deemed as percussion. In Olivet's 
Percussion Ensemble, they make the 
most of their instruments. Along with 
snare drums, bass drums, cymbals, 
marimbas, xylophones, and gongs, 
they've been known to implement 
nontraditional percussion instruments 
such as a kitchen sink, flower pots, 
automobile brake drums, metal pipes, 
and an upright bass. 

This year, the group hosted 
a Day of Percussion. Mike Zaring said 
that during the Day of Percussion, 
"Guest artists from around the country 
come to Olivet and teach high school 
percussionists, and anyone else who 
wanted to come, about the percussive 
arts." The guest artists included com- 
posers, marching percussionists, Latin 
percussionists, drum set players, and 
African music specialists. This year 
they also put on their annual Percus- 
sion Ensemble recital, showcasing 
their wide talents with an enormous 
variety of percussion instruments. 

The musicians in Percus- 
sion Ensemble gather to experiment 

► Amy Humrichouser re- 
hearses xylophone, (pm) 

► Malik Temple practices 
snare drum, (pm) 

►Jensen Koch plays ma- 
rimba, (pm) 

► Brandon Reyes plays 
auxiliary percussion, (pm) 

T.J. Martinson 

with their abilities and also to expand 
them. Chris Field said, "I was drawn to 
Percussion Ensemble by the sense of 
community, the desire to grow, and the 
interesting outlet for musical creation. 
It's just a great way to spend time with 
friends and hone your craft. There is 
a sense of freedom about it that isn't 
achieved in many other places." Amy 
Humrichouser said that she most en- 
joys the variet; "I began to really enjoy 
learning different styles of music that I 
didn't even know existed." 

►Trinity Evans worships in 
the choir.(cl) 

► Paul Wright, AbbieGillett, 
and Dante Harris sing prais- 
es on tour, (cl) 

►Jasper Taylor leads the 
Gospel Choir, (cl) 

► Gospel Choir performs 
at churches around the area, 

It's a genre of music that relies heavily on 
passion. But passion is in great supply in Olivet's 
Proclamation Gospel Choir. Established by eight 
students who had a passion and desire to praise 
God through song and through their culture, Gos- 
pel Choir has grown into an accredited choir in the 
music department with a live band. They perform 
at Prime Time, Ladies Day, revival services in cha- 
pel, and a Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration in the 
community. With concerts on campus, in the com- 
munity, and on the road, Gospel Choir brings their 
soul-stirring music everywhere they go. 

"I was drawn to PGC because I love to sing 
and I love to sing with people who seem to really 
enjoy what they are singing," said Shawnn Cooper. 
"And Gospel music just allows you to express your- 
self and truly speak the lyrics to the congregation in 
a way where it comes to life for them and God can 
do wonderful things through that." The group isn't 
only focused on the congregation. Jasper Taylor, 
the director of Gospel Choir said, "I would say spiri- 
tually. Gospel Choir is a place where students can 
grow and worship God with passion and freedom." 

The group is met with enthusiasm on their 
tours. They bring a force of passion and spirit to ev- 
ery church they visit. Their passion originates from 
within, and it is a process of sharing that passion 

that created theiii muse. Adrian Calhoun said, 
"Some of th6 mos| awesome moments of my life, 
in which I experienced the Hply Spirit's presence, 
were during some of our concerts and performanc- 
es. Gospel Choir has definitely helped me grow in 
my own spiritual walk, and I would^ not trade my 
years in Gospel Choir for anything." 

Jessica Morey 

Testament is a 16 man 
choir at Olivet. They have many 
performances from touring to local 
churches, revival services, chapel, 
and a concert with Chrysalis, the all- 
female choir, in the spring. 

This year Testament fo- 
cused on music that is specifically 
meant for a men's choir. Though it 
might seem restrictive, it still allows 
for a broad spectrum of music from 
spirituals to contemporary Christian 

"The men in Testament are 
dedicated to furthering the artistic 
integrity of the group by pushing 
and challenging each other," said 
sponsor Professor Schultz. 

Testament is different from 
other choirs because it allows the 
men to step out of their comfort 
zone and try solos that they might 
not have the opportunity to do in a 
larger choir. 

"I enjoy Testament because 
I like to see it thrive, just as Orpheus 
does, and gain the recognition of our 
school and community as a main 
Olivet choir," Geoff Sauter said. 

► Ryan Lutz and Coleman Sesson rehearse 
together, (jc) 

► Sam Glover plays bass for the choir, (jc) 

► Testament is the only all male choir on cam- 
pus, (jc) 

► Michael Skinner looks over the choir mu- 
sic, (jc) 

► The men of Testament choir practice new 
music, (jc) 



► TI^'fpnGhmorn ensemble perform a piece in the back of Larsen. (jc) 

► Ben Miller plays his cello with a small ensemble at the Pops concert, (jc) 

► -Mstrihg players receive a scholarship for participating, (jc) 

► Neal McMullian'direpts the Univeristy Orchestra, (jc) 
3 with the trombone choir during the composers' con- 



Jessies! Morey 

Olivet is very privileged to have two stu- January, Fqbruarf , 

dent orchestras— University Orchestra and the and May, alohg wifi 

rest of 

a tour, kepi 
busy for the 
the year. 

chestra program 
dedicates themselves to musi 


e)|cellence as 

University String Ensemble 

"Anyone can play an instrument, but 
[here is something exciting about being in the 
midst of it all, contributing to the amazing music 
emanating from the orchestra," Matthew Cockroft 

This year the theme was "On Location." 
Each piece of music featured a destination or 
geographical reference in the title. The orchestra 
s involved in many performances throughout the 
/ear. The fall "Pops" concert they performed se- renowned tuba insttiuctorj 
lections from Pirates of the Caribbean and West "Orchestra jgived me 

Side Story. Orchestra also performed in concerts cultivate my rtiusicdl talerits and grow as a musi- 
'or the music department's "Sounds of the Sea- clan," Chantalle Falponer said 
son" along with Handel's Messiati. Concerts in 

an act of worship tp Goql," saiid Dr. ;Neal Wood- 
ruff. The orcfjestra joftenj featijres gipest soloists 
and conductors to itheir concerts. This year the 
feature was sdloist and conductor Roger Rocco, 

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Abbott, Melody 32 

Abner, Sarah 56 

Abosede, Abiola 82 

Abraham, Tyler 68 

Adams, Tori 82 

Adamson, Bradley 56 

Addington, Bethany 32 

Aeschliman, Sarah 68 

Agan, Benjamin 82 

Agers, Somone56, 180, 220 

Alaniz, Kristen 82 

Albert, Desmond 68 

Albertson, Emily 82 

Albring, Autumn 32 

Alcantar, Jose 56 

Alcorn, Trevor 32 

Aldeir, Amanda 68 

Alfke, Monika 68 

Alfonso, Rachel 68 

Allen, Abigail 82 

Allen, Nicholas 68, 118 

Allen, Shelby 32 

Allenbaugh, Cortney 82 

Alleva, Brooke 68 

Alleva, Daniel 82 

Allison, Ashlan 32, 168,247 

Allison, Brandon 56 

Alt, Alyssa 56 

Altmann, Joshua 82 

Ames, Angela 68 

Amponsah, Grace 68, 206 
► Andecover, Cierra56 

Anders, Blake 82 

Andersen, Amber 68 

Anderson, Abigail 68 

Anderson, Artika 32 
• Anderson, Colin 32 

Anderson, Jacob 82, 242, 243 

Anderson, Jessica 82 

Anderson, Lauren 32 

Anderson, Maria 68 

Anderson, Sarah 82 ,. 

Andrade, Joel 82 

Anstrom, Cathy 175 

Antuma, Christa 82 

Archer, Ryan 68 

Arel, Nathan 82 

Arellano, Gregory 82 

Arena, Mchie 235 

Armbrust, Jacob 82, 144 

Armstrong, Jay 82 

Arnold, Emily 56 

Arnold, Kenneth 68 

Arntson, Martha 32 

Arriaga, Josiah 68 

Asbill, Damon 82 

Ashby, Grant 82 

Astell, Evanne 68 


Atadja, Rivka 56 
Atkisson, Alexander 82 
Attig, Kristin 56 
Atwater, Anne 32 
Austin, Isaac 68 
Austin, Lacey 56 
Avett, Lainne 82 
Azouri, Angelique 82 


Bachelor, Jessica 56 
Bachtler, Julie 68 
Badagliacco, Joseph 32 
Bader, Jon 56 
Badiac, Alexis 82 
Bahena, Michael 82 
Bahr, Bill 238 
Baird, Candace 68 
Baker, Nile 228 
Ballweg, Noah 82 
Balthazor, Adeena 68 
Bambrick, Bre 56, 220 
Bandemer, Morgan 68 
Bareiss, Cathy 209 
Barnell, Kilmeny 68 
Barrigear, Seth 56 
Barry, Colleen 68 
Barse, Ethan 32 
Bartholomew, Melissa 8 
Basham, Sebastiana 32 
Basile, Miranda 82 
Bates, Lisa 32 
Beatty, Lauren 32 
Beausoleil, Kymberl 
Beck, Benjamin 56 
Beckberger, Amy 83 
Becker, Sara 83 
Beecher, Sarah 68 
Beer, Melissa 68 
Bell, Whitney 68 
Bellamy, Brooke 68 
Bencsics, Austin 83 
Benz, Jessica 56 
Benz, Kara 56 
Berg, Attalyssa 68 
Berg, Josiah 56 
Bernholdt, Brittany 68 
Berquist, Grant 83 
Berrini, Anthony 83 
Berry, Hannah 83 
Bevan, Todd 32, 236 
Bianchi, Gina69 
Biddle, April 56 
Bieber, Matthew 83, 155 
Billingsley, Brooke 83 
Billiter, Holly 83 
Bilyeu, Lydia 69, 240 
Bishir, Anna 32 
Bishop, Marisa 83 
Bishop, Michael 110, 117 
Bissonette, Kayla 32 

Blahnik, David 236 
Blakeley, Alexander 69 
Bland, Sydney 56 
Block, Keegan 69 
Bloom, Madeline 83 
Bloyd, Kristin 69 
Blucker, Amy 69 
^^ Blume, Hannah 83 
Boaz, Lisa 56 
Bodner, Sarah 32 
Boehm, Dillan 83 
Boicken, Katelyn 69 
Boie, Blake 33 
Bolander, Danielle 33, 142 
Bolton, Amy 69 
Bond, Jordan 156 
Bonenberger, Holly 83 
Bontrager, Hannah 56 
Booker, Michelle 33 
Boone, Kyle 228 
Booth, Brittany 69 
Booth, Derrick 83 
Borger, Emily 56 
Bergman, Sam 83, 226 
Bork, Michael 69 
Borland, Abigail 33 
Borop, Ashley 83 
Bosket, Katie 83 
Boss, Jonathan 83 
Bottari, Christopher 56 
Bottles, Jacob 83 
Bowden, Mathew 83, 245 
Bower, Ray 205 
Boyer, Ashton 83 
Boynton, Kathleen 33 
Boys, Jersey 110 
Brack, Alyssa 69 
Bradbury, Staci 56, 164, 228 
Brady, Darcel 210 
Brainard, Cassandra 33, 144, 209 
Brandes, Antonette 56 
Brandon, Angela 83 
Branham, Danielle 69 
Brassard, Leslie 33 
Breedan, Andy 118 
Brenner, Amy 69 
Bretland, Carlea 83 ^ 
Breunig, Melanie 56 
Brewer, Caleb 83 
Brewer, Cameron 69, 21 1 
Brodien, Drew 69 
Brooks, Aaron 83 
Brooks, Brent 33, 164 
Brooks, Samantha 48, 164, 208 
Brouwers, Alexcis 69 
Brown, Amy 83 
Brown, Brandon 69 
Brown, Collin 83 
Brown, Emmaline 83 
Brown, Jessica 69 
Brown, Kelli 33 
Brown, Kendra 83 
Brown, Lyda 83 
Brown, Zachary 83 
Browning, Madeline 33 
Bruder, Heather 56 
Bryant, Haley 83 
Bryant, James 83 
Buchanan, Aaron 33 
Buchmann, Alex 83 
Buchmann, Seraphine 83, 246, 247 
Buck, Julie 69 
Budach, Barbara 84 


Buddies, Best 140 
Buenafe, Cheyenne 56 
Buhr, Jennifer 69 
Bultema, Katherine 33 
Bundenthal, Morgan 84 
Burch, Ethan 33 

Burchfield, Jamison 57, 110,265 
Buren, Shelby Van 153 
Burke, Ariel 33 
Burkey, Caleb 69 
Burneson, Janice 84 
Burrington, Andrew 57 
Bursztynsky, Amanda 69 
Bursztynsky, Natalie 33 
Buseth, Melissa 33, 116 
Business, International 32 
Business, Show 111 
Busier, Rebecca 57 
Buster, Jazmine 84 
Butkus, Jeffrey 84 
Butler, Megan 69 
Butoyi, Aziza 246, 247 


Caballero, Elisa 84 
Cabrera, Clinton 33 
Caffee, Philip 69 
Caise, Madison 84 
Caise, Montana 84 
Caldwell, Emily 33 
Caldwell, Jacob 33 
Caldwell, Stuart 84 
Camden, Ashley 33 
Camp, Bible Witness 142 
Campbell, Kellie 84 
Campos, Ricardo 84 
Caplinger, Jennifer 33 
Capps, Emma 69, 199 
Carey, Kelly 33 
Carey, William 57 
Carl, Jared 69 
Carlson, Julie 33 
Carlson, Kaitlin 57 
Carlton, Zechariah 69 
Carmona, Cesia 84 
Carr, Annette 84 
Carr, Caleb 57 
Carr, Nicole 57 
Carroll, Haley 69 
Carroll, Hardy 84 
Carstens, Jordan 33, 123 
Carter, Alicia 33, 261,265 
Cary, Tyler 57 
Casali, Megan 84 
Case, Joseph 84 
Casey, Olivia 69 
Castens, Chandler 84 
Caven, Christine 57, 263 
Cavender, Alex 34 
Cavender, Faith 57 
Cawvey, Ryan 34 
Chadwick, Allison 69, 157 
Chalikian, Tamara 84 
Chamberlain, Thomas 84 
Chambers, Courtney 34 
Chambers, Zach 237 
Chambless, Katlynn 57 
Champlin, Cara 84 
Chatman, Bethany 57 
Cheatham, Olivia 34, 204 
Chedwick, Alii 152 
Cheek, Bruce 34 

Chen, Jaimie84 
Cheney, Hannah 69, 156, 261 
Chenoweth, Gregg 226 
Chenoweth, Lindsay 57 
Cherney, Benjamin 34, 264 
Chitwood, Taylor 84 
Chlasta, Claire 69 
Cholewa, Cameron 206 
Christensen, Zachary 34 
Church, Tate 69 
Cichetti, Jessica 69 
Claborn, David 215 
Clark, Jacqueline 84 
Clark, Melanie 69 
Clark, Ryan 84 
Clark, Samantha 34, 230, 231 
Claus, Amelia 69 
Clevenger, Jordan 84 
Cloutier, Lauren 34 
Cobb, Kelly 84 
Cochran, Sarah 57, 122 
Cockroft, Matthew 84 
Coffman, Breanna 84 
Coker, Jamila 57 
Colangelo, Isabella 69 
Colbert, Rebekah 84 
Cole, Emily 57 
Cole, Katie 69 
Cole, Taylor 69 
Collier, Stephanie 84 
Collins, Cassandra 34 
Colwell, Alexander 34 
Colwell, Nathaniel 69 
Compton, Rebecca 34 
Condreay, Sarah 34 
Conner, Herman 84 
Cook, Courtney 57 
Cook,Jocelyn57, 212 
Cook, Sarah 34 
Cook, Spencer 207 
Cooke, Lindsay 69 
Cooper, Kristine 34 
Cooper, Mark 70 
Cooper, Morgan 70 
Cooper, Sam 84 
Copeland, Larissa 84 
Cornell, Caleb 84 
Cornish, Kristen 70 
Corpier, Garrett 57 
Coser, Katlyn 57 
Couchenour, Daniel 84 
Couchenour, Jonathan 84 
Coulman, Jonathan 34 
Cousins, Kellee 34 
Covarrubias, Kevin 70 
Covarrubias, Ryan 57 
Cox, Alexandra 34 
Cox, Clarissa 34 
Craig, Madeline 85 
Cramer, Lauren 70 
Crane, Aaron 70, 122 
Crangle, Mindi 70 
Craven, Sam 34, 209 
Crawford, Loren 70 
Crawley, Lucas 85 
Creger, Dylan 228 
Creger, Kevin 85 
Crofoot, Rebecca 57 
Crothers, Hannah 85 
Cruz,Jose34, 164, 176 
Cullado, Mile 119 
Cullado, Samuel 70, 118 
Cummings, John 85, 208 

Cundy, Will 213 
Czyzniejewski, Kristy 34 

Da Silva, Michael 144, 236, 237 

Dace, Taylor 70 

Dahlberg, Matthew 70 

Dahlquist, Taryn 57 

Dale, Mitchell 228 

Darling, Daniel 85 

Daugherty, Brittany 85 

Davenport, Kirsten 85 

Davenport, Matthew 34 

Davey, Ashton 34 

Davis, Alexis 70 

Davis, Alyssa 85 

Davis, Camille 57 

Davis, Christopher 85 

Davis, Garrett 85 

Davis, Hannah 85 

Davis, Kerrielle 57 

Davis, Noah 85 

Davison, Emily 70 

Dawson, Jesse 150 

Day, Zackary 85 

Deal, Bradley 35, 104 

Dean, Grace 231 

Dean, Kathryn 85 

Dean, Victoria 57 

Dean, William 215 

Debeck, Zane 85 

Deckard, Caleb 85 

Deckard, Joel35, 213 

Dees, Joshua 70 

DeGraaf, Nathan 34 

Dehart, Dustin 70 

Dehey, Alexandra Van 96 

Delaney, Shelby 85 ^^.^^ 

DeLong, Katie 85 --"^R 

Deltgen, Alexandrea 85 

Demik, Bethany 85 

Denhart, Brianna 70 

Dennis, Jared 70 

Deputy, Anna 57 

DeRuiter, Rebecka 85, 234 

Dettore, Ashley 70 

Devine, Rachel 57, 151,168,220 

DeVries, Ashley 35 

DeVries, Nicole 35 

Dexter,Shelley57, 103, 163 

DeYoung, Amber 70 K 

Dhennin, April 35 

Di Monte, Christina 70, 169 

Dickrell, Nicholas 35 

Dickstein, Michael 85 

Dieken, Jessica 70 

Diemer, Chelsea 35 

Dier, Nicole 35 

Dietmeier, Cory 85 

DiLeonardo, Sara 57 

Dill, James 85 

Dillard, Emily 35, 173 

Dillard, Tamera 35 

Dillard, Trina 35 

Dillinger, Paul 183 

Dillman, Jacob 85 

Dillman, Jesse 164 

Dillman, Stephanie 57 

Dimick, Connor 35 

Diran, Brandon 228 

Dirkse, Jessica 85 

Dirkse, Katie 35 

DiSilvestro, Jessica 35 
Dispenza, Laurel 57 
Ditchfield, Michelle 85 
Divan, Brandon 85 
Diveley, Emma 85 
DiVittorio, Rachel 70 
Dixon, Kelsey 35 
Dixon, Matt 228 
Dodsworth, Treavor 145, 162 
Doherty, Michael 35, 104 
Dollenbacher, Liza 85 
Domaoal, Rachel 35, 122 
Doner, Olivia 70 
Donley, Andrea 70 
Dorrough, Sue-Lyn 70, 165 
Douglas, Mary 85 
Douglass, Eric 85 
Dowell, Megan 57 
Downing, Emily 70 
Doyle, Brandon 70 
Drabes, Melissa 85 
Drenth, Ryan 57 
Driver, Clarence 70 
Driver, Eddie 142 
Drooger, Ethan 85 
Duffy, Caleb 70 
Duncan, Tyler 35 
Dunham, Brandon 35 
Dunkman, Katelyn 35 
Durkin, Nora 35 
Dykstra, Michelle 70 


Eaton, Olivia 35 
Eby, Heather 35 
Eccles, Daniel 85 
Eccles, Jonathan 35 
Echeverry, Daniela 70 
Eckart, Nicholas 70 
Eckerely, Jessie 240 
Eddins, Taihia 70 
Edens, Stephanie 35 
Edwards, Kenzie 57 
Eilders, Alyssa 36 
Elam, Samantha 57 
Ellcessor, Beth 57 
Ellingboe, Kortney 36, 231 
Ellingsen, Ryan 36 
Elliott, Gretchen 70 
Elliott, Jonathan 70 
Ellis, Alina 57 
Ellis, Scott 57 
Ellis, Tammy 105 ' 
Ellison, Jessica 70 
EIroy, Megan 57 
Emerson, Katelyn 36 
Emmons, Addyson 85 
Emmons, Julie 58 
Endrizzi, Hannah 36, 230, 231 
Engel, Kara 36 
Engelkes, Logan 36, 237 
Engelland, Samantha 36 
Engelsen, Jennifer 36, 123,164 
Ennis, Nathan 85 
Enoruyi, Rhocia 71 
Enz, Renee 85, 234 
Erdahl, Jonathan 36, 185 
Erickson, Kenneth 36 
Erickson, Sally 36 
Erickson, Valerie 71 
Ernest, Danny 36 
Espejel, Wendy 36 

Esquetini, Andres 36 
Estle, Kathryn 85 
Eubanks, Aaron 58, 164 
Evans, Alisha 36 
Evans, Chad 36 
Evans, Erin 58 
Evans, Jori 71 
Evans, Monica 36 
Evans, Trinity 71 
Everling, Rachel 86 
Ewers, Alexander 86 
Ewing, Jennifer 58 
Ewing, Joshua 86 
Ewing, Taylor 86 
Ewing, William 86 
Eylander, Megan 86 


Fagerburg, Kelly 36 

Falconer, Chantalle 231 

Farchmin, Reid 86 

Farris, Kathleen 36, 166 

Farris, Katlyn 36 

Faulks, Alyssa 86 

Fayne, Jacqueline 71 

Fellows, Shelley 86 

Fernette, Emily 71, 263 

Ferrigan, Kasey 229 

Ferris, Matthew 86 

Fetkavich, Breanna 36, 116 

Fiala, Michael 86 

Fiehn, Aaron 36 

Field, Chris 261 

Field, Christopher 36 

Fieldhouse, Tara 36 

Fightmaster, Benjamin 71 

Fightmaster, Jonathan 58 

Fink, Isaiah 86 

Fischer, Austin 86 

Fischer, Scott 86 

Fisher, Jada 86 

Fisher, James 229 

Fisher, Kelly 37 

Fisk, Kelsey 86, 151,240 

Fitzgerald, Kaitlyn 71 

Fitzgerald, Sarah 86 

Fitzpatrick, Melyssa 71 

Flack, David 58 

Fleck, Crystal 58 

Fletcher, Ashley 71 

Florlan, Aaron 37 

Florian, Jennifer 37 

Floyd, Anna 71 

Fly, Morgan 86 

Flynn, Daniel 86 

Ford, Jacquelyn 37 

Ford, Tyler 86 

Forshee, Jameson 37, 160, 162 


Forte, Kelly 71 

Fosnaugh, Joy 37 

Fosnaugh, Laura 86 

Foster, Kayla 37 

Foster, Madison 86 

Fox, Sarah 71 

Fraizer, Nicholas 37 

Frame, Taylin 37, 110, 120 

France, Ronald 86 

Frankcoer, Thomas 58 

Franzgrote, Alex 71 

Eraser, Allison 71 

Frazer, Neil 37 








Freeman, Melissa 58 
French, Megan 86 
French, Tasha 58, 210 
Frey, Drew 71 
Frey, Tianna 37 
Frias, Kevin 37 
Friesen, Jacob 71 
Fritch, Lucas 86 
Fritch, McKenzie 37 
Frownfelter, Chad 37 
Fry, Jordan 71 
Frye, GJ164 
Frye, Lindsey 37 
Fuller, Geoffrey 37, 105 
Funk, Robin 71 



Gaddis, Dawn 71 

Gaines, Robby 58 

Gaines, Selina 71 

Gajewski, Katherine 71 

Galarowski, Monica 58, 

Gallagher, Alicia 71 

Gallivan, Brianne 71 

Galloway, Jacob 37 

Galloway, Keila 86 

Gamache, AsllO 

Gamache, Ron 110, 111,118, 208 

Ganzsarto, Libby 86 

Garcia, Nicholas 37 

Gardner, Jillian 71 

Gardner, Scott 71 

Gargiulo, Mafthew 37, 209 

Garner, Tate 86 

Garr, Charlton 86 

Garrison, Daisy 86 

Garrison, Dolly 71 

Garst, Rebecca 37, 231 

Garwood, Laura 58 

Garza, Christina 86 

Garza, Jordan 71, 145 

Gaskill, Andrew 86 

Gauss, Aimee 86 

Gebre, Elijah 86 11^^ 

Geeding, Benjamin 58, liu 

Geever, Miranda 58 

George, Nimmy 37 

Gerboth, Robin 71 

Gerig, Jessica 86 

Gerstung, Stacey 37 

Gher, Kendall 71 

Gillett, Abigail 71 

Gilmore, Rachel 37 

Ginn, Brian 165 

Ginn, Dwight 206 

Giraldo, Camilo 245 

Givens, Richard 86 

Glandon, Cassidy 58 

Glendenning, Brena 58 

Glitz, Jeffery 71 

Gliwa, Sarah 71 

Gloodt, Dennis 37 

Glover, Ashley 58 

Glover, Samuel 87 

Goad, Ashley 37 

Goedhart, Kamaria 71 

Goettsch, Carolyn 38, 234 

Going, Daniel 71 

Gold, Kalla 87, 231 

Goldade, Bryce 71 

Golle, Elizabeth 38 

Golz, Angela 87 

Gomez, Cristina 58 
Gonsalvez, Diego 244 
Gonzalez, Alicia 87 
Gonzalez, Tara 58 
Goodman, Rebecca 58, 168 
Goodspeed, Jacob 38 
Goodwin, Amy 87 
Gordon, Mark 58 
Gors, Myranda 87 
Gouge, Jacob 87 
Graczyk, Ricky 218 
Grainger, Ariel 71 
Grainger, Derek 87 
Grainger, Malia71 
Grams, Candy 140 
Graven, Laura 87 
Gray, Bethany 71 
Gray, Sara 87 
Green, Jade 38, 174 
Green, Jasmine 87 
Gregory, Andrea 38 
Gregory, Grace 71 
Gregory, Jacob 38 
Gregory, Julia 58, 185 
Greiner, Bill 6, 204 
Gremar, Rebecca 71 
Grieder, Anna 58, 163 
Griffes, Joshua 38 
Griffith, Jasper 87 
Grigus, Allison 58 
Gromala, Erin87, 102 
Groover, Allyse 58 
Groover, Curtis 87 
Gross, Zach 87, 232 
Grosse, Lydia 87 
Grossoehme, Stephanie 72, 123 
Groters, Rachel 38, 152, 172 
Guebert, Gabrielle 38 
Guenseth, Lillian 72, 265 
Guertin, Ryan 87 
Gulledge, Caleb 87 
Gullquist, Kaylee 87 
Gunderson, Robby 237 
Gunter, Cameron 72 
Gutwein, Margaret 87 
Guzman, Griselda 72 
Gyadu, Ama 87 



Haack, Andrew 72 j 
Hack, Dakota 87 ^ 
Hackney, Elizabeth 87 
Haenni, Jenna 58 
Haffer, Amanda 87 
Hagberg, Alexander 72, 21 1 
Hagen, Alaina 72 
Hailemariam, Nebiyu 21 1 
Halcomb, Austin 72 
Hale, Isaac 72 
Hale, Melissa 87 
Hall, Ashley 38 
Hall, John 177 
Hall, Mary 72 
Hall, Rose 38 
Hamilton, Tyler 153 
Hamlin, Lindsey 72 
Han, Hyebin 58 
Hancock, Shayla 72 
Hand, Jonathan 87 
Hanes, Ashton 38 
Hanley, Kathryn 38 
Hansen, Jordan 38 

Hanshaw, Meredith 58 

Hanson, Britta 87 

Hardy,Sarah87, 102, 105 

Harmon, Timothy 208 

Harper, Cody 87 

Harper, Jessica 38, 220 

Harrington, Micheal 87 

Harris, Dante 87 

Harris, Neely 87 

Harris, Sheibi 87 

Harris, Sydney 87, 242 

Harrison, Rebekah 38 

Harrison-Hudson, De'Niece 58 

Hartman, Rachael 38 

Harvey, Luke 72 

Hascoet, Aurelie 246 

Hasselbring, Luke 58 

Hatalla, Haley 234 

Hatfield, Alexandria 87 

Hathaway, Lauren 38 

Hathaway, Lindsay 87 

Hausken, Lauren 58 

Haver, Cody 87 

Hawk, Sabrina 87 

Hawley, Amber 38 

Hawn, Marshall 72 

Haworth, Rebecca 38 

Haworth, Rob 87 

Hayes, Jordan 87 

Hayes, Lindsey 38 

Haymes, Taylor 38 

Hays, Chelsea 38, 176, 246 

Hays, Desiree 38, 181,266 

Headtke, Meredith 88 

Heck, Alea 88 

Hedge, Jordan 39 

Hedrick, Michael 58 

Hedtcke, Kelly 39 

Hegel, Daniel 72 

Height, Jenna 72 

Height,Jeremy39, 123, 160, 163, 


Heincker, Benjamin 39 

Heinz, Emily 39 

Heitmeyer, Kaylin 88 

Heller, Benjamin 39 

Helmker, Abigail 39, 165 

Helmker, Joanna 58 

Hemgesberg, Aaron 164 

Hengesh, Brittany 238 

Hengesh, McKenzie 88 

Henning, Kyle39, 198 

Hepler, Kara 163 

Herath, Elena 39 

Herberger, Jacob 88 

Hernandez, Rebekah 72, 122 

Herndon, Jonathan 72 

Hershberger, Enos217 

Hetrick, Elizabeth 88 

Hewett, Karalyn 88 

Hiatt, Luke 88 

Hibdon, Emily 72 

High, Sarah 88 

Hileman, Jacob 88 


I, Allison 58 
I, Austin 116 
Hill, Jamie 39 
Hill, Phillip 72 
Hill, Sidney 88 
Hill, Travis 88 
Hills, Noah 88 
Himes, Levi 88 
Hines, David 39 

Hinkley, Glenn 72 
Hinkley, Rebecca 39 
Hinrichs, Christopher 58 
Hinrichs, Nicholas 88 
Hirl, Jordan 88 
Hobbs, Rachel 39 
Hobson, Stephanie 39 
Hodges, Alexandria 59 
Hoekstra, Anna 72 
Hoekstra, Shanna 39 
Hoffman, Jessica 39 
Hoffman, Kyle 88 
Hoffrage, Jorie 59 
Hogan, April 59 
Hoge, Mallory 175 
Hojnicki, Natasha 88 
Hokestra, Shanna 164 
Holaway, Bethany 39 
Holaway, Elisabeth 59 
Holaway, Rachel 88 
Holcomb, Mark 102, 199 
Holdham, Laura 39 
Hollebrands, Jennifer 88 
Holliday, Alina 88 
Hollis, Nichole 88 
Holloway, Cory 88 
Holm, Katrina39, 239 
Holmer, Katelyn 39, 268 
Holmes, Gwendolyn 39, 240 
Holt, Ben 117 
Holton, Austin 88, 233 
Homoelle, Alissa 88 
Hood, Emma 72 
Hoover, Torraine 39 
Hope, Amber 72 
Hopkins, Dana 39 
Hoppe, Austin 88 
Horn, Jordan 72, 164 
Home, Carolyn 88 
Hoskins, Jake 182 
Hotle, Bethany 39 
Hotle, Molly 88 
Houk, Meghan 72 
Hozian, Katherine 39 
Hubbell, Tyler 40 
Huber, Kyle 241 
Hudson, Mariah 59 
Huebner, Elizabeth 40 
Hughes; John 40 
Huish, Amy 72 
Humrichouser, Amy 72, 269 
Hunt, Chelsea 72 
Hunt, Tori 72 
Hunter, Stacy 40 
Huntsman, Megan 40 
Huschen, Megan 88 
Hutchens, Bairhett 88 
Hutchison, Jonathan 88 
Hutton, Ryan 72 
Huyck, Isabelle 88 
Huyser, Matthew 40 
Hyde, Sydney 88 

Ingersol, Christopher 59 
Ivanic, Hayley 72 
Iwema, Caitlin59, 214 

Jackson, Megan 40 
Jacobson, Hannah 1 1 1 

James, Krystal 88 

James, Lauren 72 

James, William 40, 59 

Jansma, Stephanie 59 

Jarrells, Emily 72 

Jenen, Joy 72 

Jensen, Andrew 40 

Jensen, Peter 72, 244, 245 

Jensen, Rachel 88 

Jensen, Sarah 40 

Jentz, Gloria 59 

Jerrick,Andrew40, 116, 176, 178, 


Johnson, Austin 59 

Johnson, Caitlin 88 

Johnson, Emily 73 

Johnson, Joshua 89 

Johnson, Kaila 89 

Johnson, Ken 211 

Johnson, Lindsey 59 

Johnson, Logan 40, 208 

Johnson, Maria 73 

Johnson, Riley 73 

Johnson, Ross 59 

Johnston, Devin 40, 140, 239 

Johnston, Kyle 89 

Jolly, Elizabeth 73 

Jones, Anna 40 

Jones, Brenda 73 

Jones, Lauren 40 

Jones, Matthew 59, 

Jones, Melinda 40, 

Jones, Vincent 89 

Jordan, Elise 73 

June, Hannah 40 

Juodikis, Brandon 59, 





Kaeb, Galley 4C 

Kalfas, Christian 89 

Kammin, Emily 89 

Kamper, Teresa 73 

Kane, Emily 89 

Karrick, Jillian 40 ' 

Kasinger, Benjamin 73 

Kasler, Lauren 89 

Kasparek, Jordan 105 

Kauzlarich, Madison 89 

Kayser, Alexandra 40 

Kearney, Matthew 40, 176 

Kearney, Melinda 89 

Kearney, Rachel 40, 116, 144, 171, 


Keating, Marissa 89 

Keck, Rachel 73 

Kee, Ryan 59 

Keiss, Autumn 59 

Keizer, Abigail 89 

Kellar, Angela 89 

Kellar, Nickolas 59 

Kelley, Tanner 89 

Kelsey, Benjamin 59 

Kelsey, Kaitlyn 89 

Kelsey, Taylor 73 

Kennedy, Heather 73 

Kennell, Austin 73 

Kennell, Erin 40 

Kensinger, Danielle 89 

Kepler, Megan 40 

Kern, Ryan 40 

Kessel, Zachary 89 

Keuther, Alyssa 73 

Kieckhaefer, Teera 59 

Kiger, Madison 73 

Kilcran, Michael 41 

Killion, Brittany 89 

Kimball, Elizabeth 73 

Kines, Rachel 73 

King, Gaitlyn 41 

King, Gharisma 89 

King, MacKenna 59 

Kinstle, Gourtney 59 

Kinstner, Kaylie 73 

Kirby, Gabrielle41,168 

Kirkham, Kristina41,119, 172, 173 

Kirkland, Faren 41 

Kirkpatrick, Michael 59, 153, 230 

Kjell, Kristy 89 

Klauba, Andrew 89 

Klein, Kurtis 89 

Klemm, Brandon 59, 163 

Klepitsch, Kristin 59 

Klimt, Jenna 73 

Kline, Jennifer 41 

Klinefelter, Emily 41 

Klingen, Ryan 59 

Klomp, Brittany 73 

Klossing, Megan 41 

Klumb, Kellie 89 

Knepper, JoAnna 41 

Knettle, Aaron 89 

Knight, Bethany 41 

Knight, Kyle 41, 145 

Knight, Sylvester 89 

Knoderer, Stacy 73, 157 

Knoedler, Alaina 73 

Knox, Whitney 89 

Koch, Elizabeth 73 

Koch, Jensen 89 

Koch, Jessica 59 

Koch, Mary 41 

Koch, Sydney 73 

Koch, Tyler 73 

Kodat, Gourtney 89 

Koehl, Shelby 41 

Kohlmeier, Zachary 41 , 264 

Koleczek, Molly 59 

Kooy, Jessica 41 

Kooy, Sarah 41 

Kosrow, Mark 232 

Kost, Jace 89 — ^ 

Kraiss, Peter 73 

Kratz, Kimberly 41 , 

Krebill, Michael 89 

Krebill, Mike 268 

Kreun, Natalie 89 

Krippel, Lindsey 89 

Krokosz, Nicole 89, 210, 

Kronewitter, Ellen 59' 

Kryger, Samantha 59 

Krygsheld, Jennifer 73 

Kryszyn, Duncan 89 

Krzyzak, Alana 59 

Kuhns, Elizabeth 41 

Kulhan, Brianna 89 

Kuper, Katelyn 89 

Kurchinski, Joshua 73 

Kurtz, Michelle 41 

Kurz, Julian 41, 244 

Kwak, Eunsung 89 



Laan, Jacklyn Vander 50 
LaGosse, Steven 207 

LaFerney, Kylie 204 

Lafond, Nicole 176 

Lakins, Shelby 41 

Laktzian, Bria 89 

Lancaster, Gassidy41, 151, 164 

Lane, Ghristian 89 

Langeland, Sarah 41 

LaPash, Jackie 89, 210 

Lapenas, Kaylee 41 

LaPlante, Rebekah 89 

Larcom, James 42 

Larson, Stephanie 90 

Lasowski, Kevin 42 

LaSpina, Gabrielle 41 

Lathrop, Madalyn 90 

Latko, David 90 

Lautenbach, Alexandra 90 

Lautenbach, Brenden 42 

Lawrence, Christy 42 

Lawson, Taneka 90 

Layman, Kayla 42 

Leander, Ryan 42 

Lee, Victoria 73 

Leesberg, Madison 59, 162, 175, 


LeFevre, Christopher 42 

Leffel, Amber 59 

Leffew, Emily 59 

Lehman, Jon 73 

Leidahl, Lauren 154 

Leighton, Grace 73 

Lejman, Ryan 59 

Leman, David 90 

LeMay, Grystelle 42 

Lemmon, Brock 90 

Longer, Rachel 42, 260 

Lentini, Sarah 90 

Leppin, Michael 90 

Lester, Lindsay 73 

Leth, Carl 221 

Lewis, Kayla 90 

Lewis, Samantha 59 

Lewis, Sonya 90 

Lex, Sean 73 

Liakopoulos, Stephanie 42 

Lickteig, Kelly 73 

Limon, Maria Gomez 87 

Limp, Jason 42 

Lindell, Rachael 90 

Lindgren, Lauren 90 

Lindsay, Christina 42 

Lingle, Jordan 90, 244 ^^ 

Lingle, Megan 73 . 

Lingle, Ryan 42 

Link, Elizabeth 1 11 

Linn, Michael 90 

Linguist, Stephanie 90 

Linsner, Brian 73 

Lippencott, Kylie 73, 231 

Upton, Sidney 118 

Litras, Kira 59 

Livingston, Leah 59, 230 

Loera, Crystal 90 ; 

Lofgren, Ian 229 ' 

Lofton, Taryn 90 

Lomas, Brianna 42, 153 

London, Ryan 42, 163 

Lonergan, Erin 42 

Long, Alyse 73 

Long, Joshua 42 

Long, Logan 59 

Long, Melody 59, 165 

Long, Tiara 90 

Longnecker, Ashley 90 
Loos, Kaitlin 42 
Lopez, Ricardo 42 
Lopshire, Ian 90, 216 
Lord, Alexandria 42 
Lourash, Autumn 42 
Lourash, Caleb 73 
Love, Jeffrey 73 
Love, Laura 73 
Lovik, Susanna 73 
Lowery, Seth59, 120 
Lowry, Breonna 90 
Lubben, Chelsea 42 
Lubben, Skyla 90 
Luby, Amanda 42, 21 1 
Luby, Melissa 90 
Lucas, Aaron 42, 184 
Lucas, Janelle 90, 140 
Luchene, Brittany 74 
Luginbill, Hannah 90 
Lutz, Ryan 90 
Lyie, Jonathan 42 
Lyman, Lauren 74 
Lynn, Joel 228 
Lynn, Mark 43 


MacDonald, Joy 43 
MacDonough, Andrea 90 
MacDonough, Lisa 43 
Madding, Lucas 43 
Magana, Martha 43 
Mahaffey, Alexandra 90 
Main, Brittany 60 
Main, Kasey 90 
Majewski, Emily 90 
Major, Seth 43 
Maldonado, Paige 60 
Malosh, Andrew 210 
Malosh, Andrew 90 
Manganiello, Andrew 90 
Mann, Emily 90 
Mann, Thomas 60 
Manning, Jessica 60 
Mannion, Joelle 90 
Mantarian, Joseph 90 
Mantia, Sara 43 
Maranion, Brandon 141, 155 
Marcordes, Hayley 91 
Marcotte, Andrew 91 
Maris, Michaela 91 
Markland, Brittany 91 
Marko, Britney 43 
Marks, Jessica 74 ^" 
Marsh, Keren 91 
Marshall, Kristin 74 
Martin, Hannah 91 
Martin, Taylor 43 
Martinson, Jay 208 
Martinson, Trevor 43 
Maslan, Jeffrey 60 
Mason, Cameron 74 
Mason, Robert 60 
Mast, Casey 43 
Matthews, Joy 43, 268 
Matthews, Paul 164, 269 
Matulis, Loren 74 
Maue, Kimberly 91 
Maupin, Rachel 43 
Maurer, Abigail 74 
Maxon, Kendra 74 
McBride, Bryan 91 


McBurney, Martha 206 
McCance, Skylar 74 
McCarrey, Brandi 43 
McCormack, Caitlin 60 
McCormick, Morgan 91 
McCoy, Christina 91 
McCririe, Morgan 43, 164, 171 
McCririe, Paige 91 
McDaniel, Chad 43 
McDannell, Melissa 74 
McDonald, Holly 91 
McFerran, Michael 91 
McGuire, Kylie 43 
McHenry, Kaitlin 91 
McKay, Abigail 74 
McKlnley, Kristen 43 
McKinley, Megan 91, 151 
McKinley, Seth 43 
McKnight, Ashley 91 
McLaughlin, Ashley 60 
McMahan, Dana60, 117, 210 
McManus, Natalie 91 
McManus, Nathaniel 43 
McNamara, Danielle 43 
McNulty, Charles 74 
McNulty, Kelsey 43 
McPherson, Caitlin 43 
Mead, Heather 60 
Meador, Miles 74 
Meadows, Hayley 74 
Meads, Forrest 91 
Meads, Nash 269 
Means, Christopher 43, 21 1 
Means, Whitney 43 
Megyesi, Katie 91 
Meier, Heather 91 
Meitzler, Will 117 
Meli, Katelynn 91 
Mellinger, Jacob 91 
Menzel, Taylor 74, 123 
Meredith, Bethany 44 
Metzger, Gabrielle 60 
Metzler, Adam 74 
Meyer, Bethany 60 
Meyer, Krystal 60 
Miarka, Zachary91,102 
Michaels, Chrissy 150 
Michaels, Christine 74 
Mikhail, Audrey 44 
Milbocker, Ron 228 
Miles, Aaron 44, 241 
Miles, Ciaira 91 
Miller, Amanda 44 
Miller, Ashley 60 
Miller, Ellen 44 
Miller, Hannah 60 
Miller, Kayla 91 
Miller, Kyle 60, 181,260 
Miller, Lindsay 74 
Miller, Logan 91 
Miller, Mallory 60 
Miller, Sarah 74 
Miller, Scott 60 
Miller, Stephanie 91 
Miller, Taylor 91 
Miller, Tessa 91 
Miller. Timothy 44 
Mills, Caitlin 60 
Milner, Danielle 91 
Minerd, Kristin 74 
Mitchell, Alyssa 44 
Mitchell, Daniel 91 
Mitchell, Robert 60 

Miulli, Tori 117 
Miulli, Vittoria 91 
Mizeur, Nicholas 44, 228 
Moberly, Trent 60 
Mohr, Nicholas 60 
Mondy, Jessica 44 
Monkemeyer, Alison 44 
Montalbano, Nicole 60 
Mooi, Rebecca 91 
Moore, Andrew 44, 60 
Moore, Andy 123 
Moore, Garren 151 
Moore, Jessica 91, 104 
Moore, Rachel 44 
Moore, Sarah 60 
Moore, Seth 74 
Moore, Stephanie 44, 269 
Morehead, Sydney 117, 220 
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Morgan, Johnie 44 
Morgan, Melinda 44 
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Murray, Stephen 91 
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► GOD: Thank you for blessing me 
with the opportunity to serve Olivet in 
this way. I learned so much about my- 
self and about You through this experi- 
ence. Above all else,! have learned to 
trust in You and the plan You have for 


have been brilliant examples of love, 
hard work and sacrifice. I am so 
blessed to have you in my life. You 
made me into the person I am today 
and I am so grateful for every second 
you have poured into my life. I would 
be lost without you and I hope to be 
half the amazing person as both of you 
are. Thank you for everything you have 
done for me. Love you! 

► BRYAN & A.J.: You have the ability 
to annoy me more than any other two 
people on the face of the earth, but I 
wouldn't have it any other way. You 
inspire me to be a better sister and a 
better person. You're both so smart, 
kind, and genuine, I love to brag about 
you (: I know you are both growing up 
to be wonderful young men, but to me 
you'll always be my baby brothers. 


been such a blessing in my life. I know 
I wouldn't have made it through this 
year without you all. We were brought 
together because of our jobs, but I don't 
think I could have picked a better group 
of people to spend my last year with. 
You are all so supportive and encourag- 
ing and I've loved every second we've 
spent together. 

► JUSTIN: Thanks for being my 
partner in crime, bunk buddy, keeper 
of secrets, sister I never had, and best 
friend. These past 4 years have flown 
by and I don't know what I did before 
we met. You have made this experi- 
ence better than I could have imagined, 
and I don't think I would have survived 
without you. 


Even though you weren't on campus 
this year, I love how we were able to 
stay in contact. You were all living 
your post-college lives, but were still 
so loving and supportive. I can't even 
describe how much you all mean to me. 
I miss you! 


truly the most wonderful people I know. 
I will always be grateful for all the love 
and support you have given me. I adore 
the kiddies more and more each day 
and I'm so happy you are in my life. 

► AMBER: Thank you so much for 
your time and work! I knew I could 
count on you when the staff or I needed 
you. I'm so glad I've been able to spend 
time with you these past years. You're 
such a wonderful person! 

► BRENT: You are so talented, funny, 
and caring. I know I can count on you 
for anything. I need to thank the year- 
book for bringing you into my life. You 
have done so much for this book, staff, 
and me, and I'll never have enough 
words to thank you. I will always cherish 
these years together on staff and the 
many laughs that came with them. 

► JESSE: Thank you for all your hard 
work and sacrifice. This book would 
never have finished if it weren't for your 
dedication. I may be a little biased, but 
the book is beautiful and better than I 
could have possibly imagined. 

► SAM: You are such a beautiful 
person inside and out. You did a great 
job as Advertisements Editor, but did an 
even better job at being a friend! Thank 
you so much for your work! 

► STACI: I've had so much fun with 
you this year! You're so sweet and 
funny. Thank you for putting up with me! 
You really stepped up when I needed 
help and I appreciate it. You're so tal- 
ented and I know you'll do an amazing 
job next year! 


TEAMS: I don't think I'll ever be able 
to express how thankful I am for you. I 
couldn't have asked for a better staff. 
You stepped up when problems oc- 
cured, and I knew I could trust you to 
finish your assignments. You are all 
wonderful people, and I am honored 
that I had the opportunity to work with 

► SARAH: Thank you so much for 
everything. You have become an amaz- 
ing friend over these last three years. I 
know I wouldn't have made it through 
this year if you hadn't worked with me 
last year. You were always just a call 
away and I appreciate your love and 

► WOODY&KATHY: Thank you so 

much for your kind words and support. 
Working for you has been wonderful 
and I couldn't have asked for a better 
experience. I appreciate the motivation 
and positive attitudes you shared with 
me throughout the year. Olivet has a 
place deep in your hearts and that is 
seen through the amazing work you do 
for this campus. Thank you! 

► VALERIE: Thank you for working 
with us this year. You were beyond 
amazing and more than willing to 
provide any help we needed. Thank 
you for being so dedicated to your job! 
Having you behind me made this year 


I have been blessed beyond belief 
by the people in my life. You are the 
people who make this campus a beauti- 
ful and loving place. I am so encour- 
aged by the faculty, staff, and students 
of Olivet and am very excited to see 
what God has in store for this campus. 
Thank you for making this school my 
home. I honestly couldn't have asked 
for a better education or experience. 

Love Always, 



TPve 100th Olivet Nazarene University /^t/rara was created by a student staff and printed by Waiswortii Publisiiing 
Company of IVlarceline, MO. Valerine Tanl<e was the sales representative and Michelle Brosemer was the service representa- 
tive. The press run was 2100. Pages were completed on Apple computers using Adobe InDesign CS5.5 and Adobe Photo- 
shop. Copy was written and edited by the Aurora staff. Photographs were taken by members of the Aurora photogaphy team, 
and additional photos were provided by the Office of Marketing and Communications of Olivet Nazarene University. The entire 
cover and the endsheets are printed in four-color. The cover was designed by Mary Gibson, with the assistance of Jesse 
Dillman, Jenna Engelsen, and Amber OIney. Introduction, conclusion, feature, and division pages were designed by Jesse 
Dillman, copy was written by Staci Bradbury, and photographs were taken by Brent Brooks. Paperstock throughout the entire 
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Editor: Jenna Engdlsen ■ 
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Designer: Jesse Dillman 
Photographer: Brent Brooks 
WriteKiStad Bradbury 

Design Team: 

Aaron Eubanks 
Jordan Horn 
Josh Stone 
Sam Steiber 
ShamaHokesXra (Fall 2012) 

Photography Team: 

Aaron Hemgesberg 
Cassidy Lancaster 
Jose Cruz 
Paul Matthews 
Morgan McCririe (Fall 2012) 
EihanBme (Fall 2012) 
GJFrye (Spring 201 3) 

Writing Team: 

Andrew Jerrick 

Heather Mead 

Jessica Morey 

Meg Dowell 

T.J. Martinson 

Liz Ostrowski (Fall 2012) 

Michael \Qrkpa\nck (Fall 2012)